This calculation allows you to know if a couple will divorce with 94% reliability

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-15 16:38:06

Notice to married couples, this equation developed by a British mathematician predicts if you will…divorce! Yes, you read that right.

You may not know it, but 57,437 divorces were pronounced in France in 2020, according to the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). If you belong to the “married couple” category, this mathematical formula should attract your attention. Indeed, this equation, developed by James Murray, British mathematician and professor at the University of Oxford, predicts if you will divorce, report our colleagues from Cosmopolitan.

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To do this, scientist and psychology researcher John Gottman followed 700 newlyweds for 12 years. During this study, the latter filmed the participants for 15 minutes arguing, specifies the women's magazine.

Once this step was completed, the experts listed all the things that happened during the argument. They also took into account heart rate, blood pressure, facial expressions, as well as skin conductance, which is the degree to which the skin conducts electricity when physiologically aroused.

A complex equation

But that's not all ! James Murray and his sidekick analyzed the personalities of couples : open-mindedness, humor or aggressiveness. All this data allowed the mathematician to create an equation: Y = X + Z + R

As the specialized media reminds us, Y, X and Z correspond to the response of the woman and the man, the mood of the woman or the man without her partner, the humor of the woman or the man with his partner.

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For its part, R represents the “threshold of negativity”, the moment when the spouses begin to get annoyed in a discussion. Result: a couple is unlikely to divorce when the negativity threshold is at its lowest. The reason ? The people concerned try to improve their relationship. Note that James Murray has an accuracy rate of 94%

One thing is certain: his equation very complicated explains something very simple.

Source : Cosmopolitan