Nadeesha Cabral


Asymmetry of Relationship Building

July 13, 2020

    • In relationship building, the effort it take to build it up is significantly larger than the effort it takes to tear it down.
    • Long-term success of relationships are most effective when the negative is removed rather than seeking the positive.
    • In marriages, the positive to negative ratio for maintenance is 5:1 - John Gottman
    • This ratio is even higher for informal relationships such as friendships.