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As promised in last week’s posting on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we continue ourSummer Romance blog series today with an exercise to help you build connection with your partner by updating your “Love Maps.”
“Love” is the obvious word here. But with all due respect to love, it’s probably a little too obvious for my tastes. Don’t get me wrong, I love love, but it often clouds the real issue at the heart of a relationship.
Dr. Gottman’s term for getting to know your partner’s world is called Build Love Maps.
Here are examples that will help you build a love map to your partner’s heart.
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