Positive to Negative Affect, Forgiveness, and Relationship Quality in Married Couples
Gardner, Rebekah M.; Gardner, Rebekah M.; Harper, James
Gottman (1999) proposes that a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative behaviors is related to relationship quality. Current study examines forgiveness as a mediating variable. Halchuck et al. (2010) found that couples who recovered from attachment insecurities reported significantly higher levels of forgiveness.