I'd love to know: what's your main relationship challenge right now? Just comment using the letter if you're short on time. A. How to have better arguments. B. Making time for each other. C. Digital devices intruding on couple time/family life. D. I'd like us to feel closer and more intimate. E. Something else - please share! ... See MoreSee Less
"In a world where we can be anything, be kind": wisdom to live by on World Kindness Day.Today is #WorldKindnessDay and we're thinking about all the different ways we can show kindness towards others using examples from all around the world.
In Bulgaria and Turkey, people show kindness by hanging old or spare coats on trees for the homeless.
When you enter someone's home in Ghana, you're expected to greet every person there by shaking hands — even babies. That way, no one's left to be the unfamiliar guest in the corner no one acknowledges.
In Germany, it is common practice to greet and say goodbye to strangers — anytime, anywhere, a little smile can make someone's day!
Accept the feeling, challenge the thought - almost no better mantra when you're making your way through an emotional storm. Do you have a relationship mantra that you use to stay calm or manage tumultuous feelings? ... See MoreSee Less
In the interest of keeping the spark alive in your relationship when adventures outside stop being an option, we at The Gottman Institute would love to share an idea that has been making its rounds on the internet: Date Night in a Jar!
4/5: I flew through this novel about a marriage spanning the fifties to probably the nineties(it is never made clear) and the sacrifices that women made for their husbands (and their children). It starts with Joan - in her early sixties - deciding to leave her unfaithful husband. He is a world famou...
Does your bedroom include any of the following?: A. Piles of unpaid bills B. Hopelessly knotted device charging cords C. Animals under or in the bed D. A door that's always open. If so, this could be part of the reason your sex life isn't where you want it to be. Spend some time making it into an intimate, private, tidy space and you'll be astonished at the difference it can make to your levels of passion. ... See MoreSee Less
It is hardly a new observation to say that parenting has become an exercise in martyrdom. From the time a child is born, mothers (mostly but some fathers, too) complain about how little sleep they’ve gotten, how they had no time to shower, how they’ve been wearing the same clothes for three days...