Now scientists have found a fear of getting dumped really can be good for a couple.
The study involved 104 people in relationships. To manipulate
A last group were not told anything about relationships.
They were all then asked how they felt about their relationship. Those manipulated to have a moderate fear of a split felt more strongly about their partner.
Dr Giuseppe Pantaleo said: ‘Obstacles [to romance] make our feelings toward the romantic partner grow stronger.’