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Affective Software and the Gottman Institute join forces to usher in new era for healthier relationships

February 14, 2023 - Affective Software CEO Rafael Lisitsa announced today the company's acquisition of the Gottman Institute. The two companies will now join and be known as Gottman Inc.

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Startup founded by ‘Love Lab’ experts releases new platform and tech tools to assess relationships

Affective Software Inc., the startup founded by the leaders of the famed Gottman Institute, is releasing a new portal and products to harness technology in assessing and improving relationships.

Masters of Love

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.

Love Lab Predicts Marital Outcome

Psychologist John Gottman and applied mathematicians James Murray and Kristin Swanson claim their predictions have 94% accuracy — and this after viewing just the first few moments of a conversation about an area of marital contention.

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

How can he tell who will split up? There are a number of indicators but at the core of Gottman’s research are “The Four Horsemen.” These are the four things that indicate a marriage apocalypse is on its way.

Love in the Age of Big Data

Over decades, John has observed more than 3,000 couples longitudinally, discovering patterns of argument and subtle behaviors that can predict whether a couple would be happily partnered years later or unhappy or divorced.

Dr. John Gottman on Communication Between Men and Women

Dr. John Gottman runs the "Love Lab" at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he analyzes the way couples communicate with each other and studies what their bodies are doing as they discuss issues in their relationship.

New York Times - Our Love Affair With Predicting Divorce

John Gottman’s finding that a happy relationship needs five positive interactions for every negative interaction is widely cited; he and Julie Gottman have founded an institute that hosts couples workshops and other events; they even have apps

You Know in Your Gut if Your Marriage Will be a Happy One, Study Suggests

The Gottmans have found that later happiness in a relationship can be predicted by the way each person talks about the early days: they way they met, their first date.

Five myths about marriage

After researching thousands of couples for more than 40 years at The Gottman Institute, these are some of the myths we’ve encountered most often.

The Einstein of Love

John Gottman might be the world’s most calculating romantic. Love is a form of energy, he insists, and by expressing the dynamics of human relationships in mathematical terms, he aims to save more of them.

Making Relationships Work

There’s a large and fast-growing support industry to help us develop our “softer” relationship skills; many CEOs hire executive coaches, and libraries of self-help books detail how best to build and manage relationships on the way to the top.

How to Be a Better Spouse

Being nice, paying attention, and praising a partner’s strengths all pay off in a long-term relationship.

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Thanks to longitudinal studies of thousands of couples and emerging research on previously understudied partnerships, one answer is becoming more apparent: Why some couples stick together isn't so much a coin toss as a science.

3 Tips to Enhance Your Romance

The takeaways were many, but here are three we've consistently put into play since our Gottman Method weekend — see if they work for you.

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The Gottman Institute Shares Insights on How to Strengthen Relationships During COVID-19

Since its establishment in 1996, The Gottman Institute has become a world-renowned resource for relationship advice and couples therapy. Clinical psychologists John and Julie Schwartz Gottman have studied the habits of healthy relationships and share their research-based insights.