Day 8 – The Magic Ratio

30-Day Couples Challenge

“It’s often the small things that no one sees, that result in the big things that everyone wants.”

Craig Groeshel

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Dr. Gottman found that the magic ratio in successful relationships is 5 to 1.

What does this mean?

Well, for every 1 negative feeling or interaction between partners, there must be 5 positive feelings or interactions to keep your relationship in the green instead of the red.

Stable and happy couples share more positive feelings and actions than negative ones.

Your focus for today is to try to implement simple encouraging behaviors to create positive emotions in your partner.

Kiss them good-bye, give them a compliment, say thank you, do an act of service, ask to play a game together, text them a funny joke, share an article you find interesting.

How many positive interactions can you create today between the two of you… go ahead and count!

Click to watch the video and download this PDF to access your task for the day.

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