Happiness - Unhappiness Continuum

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Jack Ricchiuto writes in Network Weaving:

"In any set of transactions, there are 6 possible outcomes.

A. Happy-Happy: both of us are happy with the outcomes

B. Happy-Tolerably unhappy: one of us is happy while the other is unhappy at acceptable levels

C. Tolerably unhappy-Tolerably unhappy: both of us unhappy at acceptable levels

D. Happy-Intolerably unhappy: one of us is happy while the other is happy at unacceptable levels

E. Tolerably unhappy-Intolerably unhappy: one of us unhappy at acceptable levels while the other is unhappy at unacceptable levels

F. Intolerably unhappy-Intolerable unhappy: both of us are unhappy at unacceptable levels

Obviously, A is the best outcome. B and C are OK in the short run or occasionally but in the long run cannot support the relationship. D, E, and F are to be avoided because they are unsustainable in the short and long run." (http://www.networkweaving.com/blog/2007/01/happinessunhappiness-continuum.html)