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 the partner’s observed willingness to meet one’s needs and provide responsive care.


  • My partner listened to and comforted me.
  • My partner helped me solve a problem I was having.
  • My partner did a chore that is normally my responsibility.
  • My partner did something he/she didn’t really want to do because I wanted to do it.
  • My partner put my tastes ahead of his/her own.
  • My partner complimented or praised me.