Researchers have begun taking a deeper look into studying positive aspects that promote the development of stable relationships over time. Recent findings suggest that the secret to a more stable and happy relationship may be Empathy.
Empathy is the ability to understand and share what the other person is feeling. It is considered by some psychologists to be a stable personality characteristic or dispositional tendency. In fact, researchers Davis and Outhout reported that empathy can play a major role in how we respond to conflict with our partner.
by Sarah Arnett.