Researchers report that a new test can predict whether or not a relationship will last. It’s a word association test, with people choosing words that they connect to their partner. Scientists found that people who were able to quickly associate their partner with bad words, like “death” and “tragedy,” and who had a hard time associating their partner with good words, like “peace” and “sharing,” were more likely to break up with their partners within the next year.
Um, yes. We’d say that if someone immediately associates their partner with the word “death,” then the outlook doesn’t look so great. We could have told you that, but it does sound more authoritative coming from science.