Variable Details:


Murray, Sandra L., John G. Holmes, and Maya Aloni (2009), "Commitment Insurance: Compensating for the Autonomy Costs of Interdependence in Close Relationships", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 256-278.



  • Tapped mundane events that involved the partner thwarting or interfering with one’s personal goals.


  • My partner did what he/she wanted to do instead of what I wanted him/her to do.
  • My partner used the last of something I needed and didn’t replace it.
  • My partner didn’t do something he/she told me he/she would do.
  • My partner contradicted me in front of others.
  • My partner wouldn’t talk about an issue I wanted to discuss.