A new study finds that those who do nice things for their significant other feel
more committed, but those who receive the nice actions do not feel more committed. Researchers found this by studying 164 couples, married and unmarried, who had been in relationships between six months and 44-years. Each of the 328 individuals filled out daily online surveys over the course of the week about sacrifices they made for their partner in 12 categories such as: child care, household tasks, and amount of time spent with friends. They were also asked to report on the number of hassles they experienced that day, and how committed they felt to their partners. The study found that individuals who made sacrifices for their significant others generally felt more committed to their partners when they did nice things for them, except on days when they had experiences a lot of hassels.