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Negotiating Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships

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Everyone in a romantic relationship must negotiate small details in everyday life with their romantic partner. Conflict occurs when individuals disagree in terms of their needs, wants, and/ or beliefs. In this study, we examined the potential correlation between negotiation style and relationship satisfaction. Fifty-seven participants completed an online survey about their conflict styles and current level of satisfaction in their romantic relationship. The results showed a positive correlation between the tendency to use cooperative negotiation styles and reported relationship satisfaction, and a negative correlation between competitive negotiation styles and relationship satisfaction. The results indicate that how people negotiate everyday issues directly influences the amount of relational satisfaction they will experience.

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Negotiating Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships

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Everyone in a romantic relationship must negotiate small details in everyday life with their romantic partner. Conflict occurs when individuals disagree in terms of their needs, wants, and/ or beliefs. In this study, we examined the potential correlation between negotiation style and relationship satisfaction. Fifty-seven participants completed an online survey about their conflict styles and current level of satisfaction in their romantic relationship. The results showed a positive correlation between the tendency to use cooperative negotiation styles and reported relationship satisfaction, and a negative correlation between competitive negotiation styles and relationship satisfaction. The results indicate that how people negotiate everyday issues directly influences the amount of relational satisfaction they will experience.