If you think your partner sometimes has second thoughts about being with you, your relationship probably isn’t going to last for long. Anyone who spent an evening in the dorm room bathroom comforting a drunken friend going through relationship drama will know this already. Now you can use science to convince your sobbing buddy to dump them once and for all.
According to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people who viewed their romantic partner as unwavering in their emotional commitment were much more likely to stay with that partner over time. People who thought their romantic partner’s commitment fluctuated were much more likely to break up.
If you’re the one on the fence about your partner, keep it under wraps until you make a final decision or she may beat you to the “it’s not you, it’s me” conversation. (Speaking of which, here’s a HILARIOUS response to a breakup text)
And for those of you who need a little encouragement that some people do make it, here’s your moment of zen.