You’ve probably seen a viral post going around social media that talks about the 80/20 Relationship Theory, but what is it about?

 

In today’s episode of what’s on the internet, there is a post that’s been going around that talks of the 80/20 relationship theory. But what exactly is the 80/20 Relationship Theory? And does it hold any truth?

So let’s get one fact out of the way, there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. As cliché as it sounds, every one of us is unique. And with that uniqueness, that individuality, will stem different opinions and preferences. So with every person you meet, there’s bound to be both differences and similarities, which may cause both disagreements and agreements.

And with that out of the way, let’s get to it!

The 80/20 Relationship Theory

So just to get everyone on the same page, this is the viral post in question:

It’s easy to generalize relationships online. But for real people is there any truth to this?

Grayscale Photo of Couple Kissing

So we asked people about what they think of the 80/20 Relationship Theory, and here are some of their responses.

The 80/20 Relationship Theory for me isn’t applicable, and I think that’s because I am super happy in my relationship. And I feel like my S.O. doesn’t just give me 80% of my needs, or what makes me happy, but a full 100%. — Kat

 

I think the 80/20 Relationship Theory is true to some extent, but I think it’s only applicable to people in unhappy relationships. Because I’ve been in both situations where I feel that it applies, and I was also in a relationship where I didn’t look for that 20%. So I think it’s just a matter of whether you’re with the right person. — Vanessa

 

Yes, definitely. Especially when you’re casually dating. But I think this kind of theory makes it harder to date casually. Because it makes you think twice about whether or not this person is capable of providing for 80% of what I need in a relationship without me having to look for that 20% elsewhere. — Emma

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In the end, that’s why it’s called a “theory”. Because the 80/20 Relationship Theory is just that, a theory. While we should always be vigilant about posts we read online, there is some guidance we can take from it. We should always be thankful and mindful of the kind of love we receive from our significant others. And that we should learn to focus more on the positive instead of the negative, focus more on what you have than what you lack. And eventually, you’ll find that you won’t even care about the percentages.

 

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