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To love, or to like? What does it mean to ‘like’ your spouse aside from loving them

Posted on November 2, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

"Like” is a word that is underrated, while the word “love” steals all of the attention...

How to date your partner (with kids under five)

Posted on October 30, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

"The greatest gift you can give your baby is a happy and strong relationship between the two of ...

5 Rules for having a constructive conflict conversation about money

Posted on October 25, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

How do you fight with your partner when money is on the table? Do you argue with them ...

4 Simple ways to nurture closeness in your family

Posted on October 20, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

A close-knit family isn’t just born, it is nurtured and encouraged...

Warning: It’s the little things that will make or break your relationship

Posted on October 16, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

It’s the small things done often that make the biggest difference in relationships. By turning toward your partner’s ...

3 Daily rituals that stop spouses from taking each other for granted

Posted on October 12, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Before our wedding day, our focus was each other, having fun and building our love. After our wedding ...

Mindful parenting: How to respond in stressful moments (and not flip your lid!)

Posted on October 9, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Mindful parenting does not mean being a “perfect parent” and is not something you can fail at. It ...

Moving beyond mistakes in marriage

Posted on October 2, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

While mistakes are inevitable in our relationships, it is how we respond to them that makes all of ...

The secret to loving smarter

Posted on September 26, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Love smarter by learning when to take a break...

Pass it on: 5 Things men can do to strengthen their relationship

Posted on September 22, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Despite your best attempts (and successes) at showing up for your family, it’s entirely possible you’re still coming ...

To my husband, when I forget to see you

Posted on September 20, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Sometimes everything feels chaotic and fast, like we’re in a whirlwind and we can’t stop. Time is flying ...

New parents: How to avoid relationship meltdowns

Posted on September 19, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Though they can be the most beautiful, amazing, and blissful addition to your lives, babies can also set ...

Friends forever! Ways to turn towards your friends

Posted on September 18, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Stop and think about some of the happiest moments in your life. Who were you with in these ...

How do you argue with someone who has anger that doesn’t come from you or your relationship?

Posted on September 15, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

We all have wounds that stay with us from previous relationships...

5 Habits of emotionally wealthy marriages

Posted on September 14, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

The difference between happy and unhappy couples is how they manage their Emotional Bank Account...

3 Tips for couples to stay connected after baby

Posted on September 11, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

67% of couples report a decline in relationship happiness for up to three years after the birth of ...

Help! Money seems to be the root of our every problem

Posted on September 11, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

How do you argue reasonably about finances?...

Get out the broom: 8 Ways to spring clean your marriage

Posted on September 7, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Remember that “spring cleaning” your relationship is a process – a deep clean, if you will. It requires ...

3 Things that will help your sexual chemistry stand the test of time

Posted on September 6, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

There are things you can do in your relationship now, and continue to do in your marriage, that ...

What is emotional infidelity?

Posted on September 5, 2017 by The Gottman Institute

Almost all betrayals begin with emotional infidelity...

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