- Expectations for attention, emotional support and affection carry implicit expectations for time together.
Please rank the following personal qualities:
1= most important quality to you; 18=least important quality.
____ financially responsible
____ sense of humor/funny
____ physically fit/athletic
____ family oriented/would make a good parent
____ playful/fun to be with
____ physically attractive
- What did you have as your number 1 quality? What did you have as the least important quality?
- What do you think is the determining factor in whether partners feel satisfied with sex, romance, and passion in their relationship? Research shows, by 70%, the quality of the couple’s friendship. This is applicable to both men and women. (Gottman & Silver, 1999)
- As John Gottman would say, friendship fuels the flames of romance. (Gottman & Silver, 1999)
- Most of the qualities that you ordered are also related to what you would look for in a friend.
- Love is friendship caught on fire