Psychologist at northwestern university say that there are fourteen different basic principles in relationships. They are also broken down into four different categories. The Fourteen different principles are principles such as uniqueness, integration,trajectory and responsiveness. Each of the fourteen play a important part such as the maintenance principle. If you want to keep the relationship going then there will be times that both partners will have to work stuff out and get through the tough stuff. The Fourteen principles have to be in place for the relationship to work.
- A new proposal posits that there are, specifically, 14 underlying principals beneath all of psychology’s relationship theories.
- The bold supposition is the brainchild of Northwestern University’s Professor, Eli Finkel and colleagues.
- Finkel and colleagues have filtered the 14 principals into 4 question categories that deal with specific relationship arenas.
“However, if your relationship is gratifying in general, you’ll be willing to adapt your standards to meet your partner’s reality.”