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What Straight Husbands Can Learn From Gay Husbands

According to Dr. Gottman, straight couples may have a lot to learn from gay and lesbian relationships.

Husbands Can Only Be Influential if They Accept Influence

Being open to influence requires a man to let go of avoidant strategies like distancing, attacking, and defensiveness.

The Research: Predicting Divorce from an Oral History Interview Part II

Both husbands’ and wives’ presence or lack of “we-ness” during an oral history interview is a strong indicator of whether a couple will divorce or not.

The Research: Physiological and Affective Predictors of Change in Relationship Satisfaction

From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Gottman and his close friend and colleague Dr. Robert Levenson worked together to study the physiological and affective predictors of change in relationship satisfaction.

The Sound Relationship House: The Positive Perspective

Build Love Maps, Share Fondness and Admiration, and Turn Towards Instead of Away build the fourth story of the Sound Relationship House: The Positive Perspective.

Healthy Dependence as a Path Toward Healthy Relationships

When David is tempted to say, “I’ll do it myself!” he reminds himself to ask the question, “How can we do this together?”

April 2017

Read about all the exciting happenings at The Gottman Institute in April!

L is for Love & Like

“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.

Predicting Divorce From The First 3 Minutes of Conflict Discussion

Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we continue The Research with a six-year longitudinal study performed by Dr. Gottman and fellow University of Washington researcher Sybil Carrère.

Midland Daily News On Gottman’s Bidding Research

In today’s posting, we’d like to share with you an article that recently came to our attention. It was posted a few days ago in the Midland Daily News, and discusses Dr. Gottman’s research on bidding that we have been focusing on in recent weeks! 

Gottman Love and Sexuality Glossary

Our guide on combining forms used to express different types of love and relationships, and how you may see them used.

I Quit My Job to Get My Life Back

Don’t just balance your work with your family, build it around them.

How to Sail Through Certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

If you’re considering your own journey toward becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist, here are some tips to sail through the process.

September 2017

Check out what happened at The Gottman Institute this September!

Mastering Marriage Conflict with Mulligans

Dr. Gottman has discovered that successful marriages use repair attempts like golfers use mulligans.

February 2017

Read about all the exciting happenings at The Gottman Institute in February!

The Best Gottman Relationship Articles of 2016

Here are the 10 most read Gottman Relationship Blog articles from the past year.

November 2016

Check out what happened at The Gottman Institute in the month of November.