“One of the saddest reasons an intimate relationship dies is that neither partner recognizes its value until it is too late….....it is taken for granted rather than given the nurturing and respect it deserves and desperately needs” (Gottman). How can you tell if you are on the road to separation? Gottman states he [...]
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Since March of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has left many couples feeling anxious and uncertain about their wedding plans. In the beginning, we saw many people being forced to cancel or postpone weddings they had spent months or even years planning. As if planning a wedding isn’t stressful enough. Now couples continue to [...]
It can be difficult to know what to focus on when many things want your attention. Cleaning our space vs. video gaming vs. significant other vs. work; the options seem limitless. There are likely many conflicts that arise when you select one over the other. What if instead we look at ways our [...]
The Positive Perspective, also known as influencing your partner, is the fourth principle in the Gottman Method. What exactly does Gottman mean by influencing your partner? It means that when you are facing a personal problem or your relationship encounters a problem, you honor and respect your partner’s opinions and feelings about the [...]
I often am asked for anxiety tricks of the trade to make anxiety go away or reduce in its impact. While there is no magic pill (not even Xanax) that will prevent anxiety, there are some simple strategies that can lessen the length and strength of anxiety symptoms. First it is important to [...]