In a new study, researchers found that one’s ability to be mindful has a profound effect on a romantic partner’s happiness.
The research was conducted by a team from Florida State University.
In the study, the researchers found romantic partners were much happier and less stressed when they were able to show mindfulness when interacting with their significant other.
Relationship mindfulness is that tendency to be present with your partner in a nonjudgmental way.
The team interviewed 218 couples who were older than 18 and had been in a romantic relationship for one year or more.
They wanted to see whether individuals were mindful with their partners and how that affected each person’s overall well-being.
Each partner completed the survey separately and assessed their ability to be present and mindful in the relationship.
For example, they responded to statements about their ability to be attentive during interactions with their partner.
In addition, the survey participants responded to statements about perceived stress, depression and relationship quality.
The team found that relationship mindfulness linked to higher levels of relationship quality and lower levels of stress.
They also saw lower levels of depression in women who reported that they had mindful male partners.
The findings suggest that mindfulness may be the key to a happy relationship.
Future work needs to test which mindfulness practices that could work with couples.
The author of the study is Assistant Professor of Family and Child Sciences Jonathan Kimmes.
The study is published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
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