Gratitude Decay

I’ve said before that relationships suffer from the bias that "We tend to remember slights and frustrations more than favors and kindnesses."  More now from Marginal Revolution:

Immediately after one person performs a favor for another, the recipient of the favor places more value on the favor than does the favor-doer.  However, as time passes, the value of the favor decreases in the recipient’s eyes, whereas for the favor-doer, it actually increases.

Remember that when you accuse someone of looking at their partner(s) with excessively rose-colored glasses. 

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