Throughout this blog series, we have been reviewing the principles that make marriage work as theorized by John Gottman. If you have accomplished the first six principles, more than likely you have a happy and stable marriage. As a reminder, those first six principles are: Building Love Maps, Nurturing Your Fondness and Admiration, Turning Toward [...]
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What happens when you and your partner have irreconcilable differences? Does it mean the relationship is doomed? Does it mean you can agree to disagree? Gridlock in relationships happen when both partners are unable to understand their partner’s perspective, and instead, lock into their position while viewing their partner as more and more [...]
"It stands to reason that when a husband and wife respect each other and are open to each other's point of view, they have a good basis for resolving any differences that arise", according to Gottman. If this sounds like you and your partner, you have the foundation necessary to begin approaching conflict [...]
Anxiety is in our bodies. How we interpret our state of mind reflects how we view the world and will make our way through it. We often create a bias about anxiety which can lead us to negative thinking. Ever wonder why you view some things as opportunities and some things as problems? [...]
There are two types of marital conflict in relationships: perpetual problems and solvable problems. Perpetual problems are disagreements that will be a part of your lives forever in some form or another. Whereas solvable problems can be resolved. The key is to identify which conflicts fall into which category. Learn More About [...]