Should you be nicer to your spouse or your mother-in-law?
I’ve posted before that 5 good interactions for every 1 bad interaction is the golden ratio for keeping a romantic relationship happy.
But is that the best way to deal with everyone?
In his book, Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, Ed Diener has a chart that breaks down the optimal ratios for other relationships:
Wow, that mother-in-law ratio is really something…
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