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Small Things Often

Welcome to Small Things Often, a podcast from The Gottman Institute Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small … Continued

Making Gottman Concepts Teachable for Kids

Help kids connect with their peers using Gottman-based exercises

Bridging Love and Breath

The Gottman Approach Enhanced by Breathwork in Couples Therapy

What is My Heart Saying?

Here is a simple exercise to get out of your head and back into your heart.

How S&M Can Strengthen Your Relationship

No, I am not referring to Fifty Shades of Grey sadism and masochism.

How I Almost Quit Couples Therapy—and Love—Until Mindfulness Saved Me

Our ability to observe the workings of our mind, challenge our stories, and see what is really happening is a major predictor of happiness.

Holding Hands with Loved Ones Creates Interpersonal Synchronization

When the couple was sitting next to each other holding hands, the brainwave sync was the strongest. How incredible is that?

Manage Conflict – Part 4

Managing conflict isn’t simply about being aware of and intentional about your thoughts and your words.

The Four Horsemen: Stonewalling

The last, but certainly not least, of the Four Horsemen is stonewalling.

Self-Soothing Tips for High Conflict Couples

If your arguments feel out of control, you need to step away and bring yourself back to a calm state.