Sex not a major key to a good relationship, study reveals

Sex not a major key to a good relationship, study reveals

A report carried out by The Way We Are Now, the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and published by Relationships Scotland, Relate and Marriage Care, has revealed that sex isn’t as much a priority for people in relationships as it would seem.

The study surveyed over 6,000 people and found that 70 per cent ranked honesty as the most important key to a good relationship. A further 67 per cent said communication was the most important and 57 per cent rated commitment as the most important factor.

The report also found that half of the people questioned saw sharing problems with their other half as the top sign of a great relationship, with less than a third rating sex and physical attraction as the main factor in a relationship.

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Chief executive of Relationships Scotland, Stuart Valentine, commented on the study’s interesting findings:

“Relationships are often very resilient but they can be thrown into crisis by life events, such as the birth of a child or serious illness in the family. “At times like these, ­communication is key and having professional support can make all the ­difference.”

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Originally posted 2015-09-01 14:04:07.