The Guardian: The relationship sabotage scale, quantifying why we undermine ourselves in love

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Written by Janet Stone

11 October 2021

This article discusses the Relationship Sabotage Scale developed by a team led by Dr Raquel Peel.

The Relationship Sabotage Scale, published on 19 September in BMC Psychology, aims to empirically measure romantic self-sabotage (a term more often bandied about in popular culture) in romantic relationships.

Here is an excerpt:

Developed over the course of five studies, the relationship sabotage scale is designed to give analytical rigour to a term more common in pop culture

Do you feel constantly criticised by your partner? Do you sometimes check their social media profiles? Will you admit to them if you know you’re wrong about something?

If you strongly agree or disagree with some of these statements, you might find yourself with a high score on the Relationship Sabotage Scale.

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