From this research, we don’t know for a fact if romantic competence leads to positive support, BUT we do know that people that are more romantically competent tend to give more positive support. Maybe people who are supportive are naturally better lovers. Maybe there is something else about the relationship that causes you to be more competent and supportive.
Do you think we need to be romantically competent to give and ask for support in a positive manner?
Citation: Zhou, J., Bhatia, V., Luginbuehl, T., & Davila, J. (2021). The association between romantic competence and couple support behaviors in emerging adult couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(3), 1015-1034. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407520980533