Why it works
Dr. Jane’s COMPATIBILITY METER opens up the door to communication and provides an outline of topics by which partners can compare what they consider to be most important in a love relationship. Through discussion of your ratings, you and your friend get to know each other better and achieve new levels of intimacy.
Whether used as a game or for more serious contemplation of your relationship, Dr. Jane’s COMPATIBILITY METER helps you predict how likely you are as a couple to achieve long-term compatibility. To further stimulate conversation, each topic is linked to dr-jane.com where specific issues are addressed in Dr. Jane’s Notebook, a compendium of more than 250 articles published monthly by Jane R. Rosen-Grandon, Ph.D. in the Hamburger Square Post, over the past 25 years. For those who read her articles, Dr. Jane suggests, “You don’t have to agree or disagree, just use the articles for talking points as the two of you co-create a vision for your relationship.”
Research suggests: Love is not enough!
Even when both partners are satisfied with love, if they can’t trust each other when their backs are turned, they will not be able to achieve marital/relationship satisfaction.
The research behind Dr. Jane’s COMPATIBILITY METER also suggests that marital/relationship satisfaction is composed of the same three factors that predicate importance; that is, the importance of LOVE, LOYALTY and SHARED FAMILY VALUES are directly related to relationship satisfaction for couples.
There is a direct causal relationship between LOYALTY and Relationship Satisfaction mediated by the importance placed on these loyalty questions. There is also a direct causal relationship between SHARED FAMILY VALUES and RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION. This relationship too is mediated by the importance placed on these questions.
The importance of LOVE, however, only indirectly causes Relationship Satisfaction. Although the importance of LOVE is a direct cause of LOYALTY, it does not directly cause Relationship Satisfaction.
Additionally, there is a direct relationship between SHARED FAMILY VALUES and relationship satisfaction. This relationship is mediated by the importance placed on these values. There is also a direct relationship between LOYALTY and Relationship Satisfaction and LOYALTY is the critical backbone of relationships. When broken, it is not easily mended.
Dr. Jane’s COMPATIBILITY METER is serious psychology, simplified for you to use on your own when you’re considering the next step in your relationship.