The Things You Do for Me

@article{Joel2013TheTY,
  title={The Things You Do for Me},
  author={Samantha Joel and Amie M Gordon and E. Impett and G. Macdonald and D. Keltner},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={1333 - 1345}
}
Although a great deal of attention has been paid to the role of people’s own investment in promoting relationship commitment, less research has considered the possible role of the partner’s investments. An experiment (Study 1) and two combined daily experience and longitudinal studies (Studies 2 and 3) documented that perceived investments from one partner motivate the other partner to further commit to the relationship. All three studies provided support for gratitude as a mechanism of this… Expand
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