Acts of compassion both raise the giver’s positive affect because they feel
like a valuable presence in others’ lives (Singer & Klimecki, 2014), and
they increase the feelings of closeness between the giver and receiver
(Mongrain, Chin, & Shapira, 2010). However, we know little about the
contexts of daily married life that trigger these acts. In this
naturalistic, multi-method study, 30 married co...