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Couples & Relationships

Information on healthy ways for couples to interact and maintain effective communication.

Creating shared meaning

2021-12-10T12:40:05-05:00

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 [...]

Creating shared meaning2021-12-10T12:40:05-05:00

Gridlock in Relationships

2021-12-04T12:31:05-05:00

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 [...]

Gridlock in Relationships2021-12-04T12:31:05-05:00

Solve Your Solvable Problems

2021-11-23T16:31:54-05:00

"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 [...]

Solve Your Solvable Problems2021-11-23T16:31:54-05:00

Types of Marital Conflict

2021-10-31T15:04:38-04:00

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 [...]

Types of Marital Conflict2021-10-31T15:04:38-04:00

The Four Horsemen in Troubled Relationships

2021-09-20T17:34:42-04:00

“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 [...]

The Four Horsemen in Troubled Relationships2021-09-20T17:34:42-04:00
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