Generosity Has a Big Impact on How Happy We Are in Our Relationships
SoulPancake wanted to test how generosity affects relationships, so they brought in couples and got a baseline measurement of their current relationship satisfaction. They then asked each other to do things for them, like give them coffee or a foot rub. After receiving care and favors from their partner, their relationship satisfaction measurement went up. The partner that happily gave without expecting anything in return reported more satisfaction, too, showing that it is truly emotionally rewarding to both give and receive.