I mean, I was not surprised at the findings; I was surprised that it was studied in the first place. I come across some research that examined the role of humility in relationship satisfaction & commitment.
They found that “perceptions of humility were positively related to relationship outcomes (i.e., relationship satisfaction and forgiveness)…”
So how does this work? Well, according to another researcher, Davis et al. (2013) suggested that, “…when people see their partners acting unselfishly and in other-oriented ways, they view them as more humble, which leads them to see the relationship as a better investment, which causes greater commitment and relationship satisfaction.” (p.14)
I caution you, this is NOT a suggestion of a strategy for relationship improvement! This is actually an opportunity and an invitation for your growth and evolution.