Mathematical Formula to Ensure Success in a Relationship
Enduring relationship = Love (B*d) + Compatibility (sexual: emotional: intellectual: shared sense of humor) + financial assets +/- The In-law Factor x Child stress(ⁿ) + Satisfaction quotient / time
(B*d): This factor takes into account the fact that love tends to be blind and must therefore be heavily discounted.
- (n): The number of children exponentially contributes to stress in a relationship.
- The In-law factor usually calculates to a negative value, except in very rare circumstances when the In-law is incredibly wealthy.
- Time. It is axiomatic that over time things change. For better or for worse
Given these factors, the odds against endurance are a long shot at best.
I’ll buy you a diamond ring, my friend,
If it makes you satisfied.
I’ll get you anything my friend,
If it keeps you by my side.
But I don’t care too much for money,
Cause money can’t buy me love
(The Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love)