Your Friend Daniel Believes That Satisfaction Early in a Relationship
Your friend Daniel believes that satisfaction early in a relationship is the most important predictor of how long the relationship will last. Another friend, Shannon, argues that satisfaction early in a relationship has very little bearing on how long the relationship will last. Who is right?
A) Daniel is correct. Couples who are highly satisfied stay together much longer than couples who are low in satisfaction early on.
B) Shannon is correct. The relationship between how satisfied couples are early in the relationship and relationship longevity is very weak.
C) Both are partly correct. Satisfaction strongly predicts longevity in couples who believe that destiny plays a big role in relationship success but barely does so in couples who do not believe in the role of destiny.
D) Neither is correct. Satisfaction early in the relationship does not predict relationship longevity at all.