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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.

Legendary Couples Therapists John and Julie Gottman Say This Common Communication Advice Is Dead Wrong

The most common script for starting difficult conversations is less than useless, according to the famed couples therapists

Researchers who have studied over 40,000 couples can predict divorce with 94% accuracy largely based on this communication error

The Gottmans have predicted the odds of divorce with 94% accuracy since their research of the behavior of over 40,000 couples over the years. So, what’s the secret to success?

Understanding the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" Can Actually Save Your Relationship

You might want to think twice before insulting your partner next time they accidentally do something to piss you off. Why? Because name-calling is an act of criticism, which (beyond just being, well, a little mean) is one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” aka: one of the four negative communication styles that can indicate the end of a relationship is imminent.

You’re Fighting With Your Partner All Wrong

The Gottman Institute, which houses the research facility known as "The Love Lab," is considered the gold standard for relationship research.

You Should Probably Start Paying More Attention To 'Bids' In Your Relationship

The way you respond to your partner in these daily interactions matters way more than you think.

The New York Times

How Long Does It Take to Fix a Marriage? Give the Gottmans 7 Days.

This is the allure of the Gottmans’ latest book — and of their work more broadly. Not only do they believe they have found the scientific foundation of lasting love, they think a whole lot of it boils down to how nice people are to their partners during small daily moments.

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.

The right way to fight with your significant other

Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman and Dr. John Gottman, authors of “Fight Right: How Successful Couples Turn Conflict Into Connection” join TODAY to share their expert tips to help you have healthy disagreements with your partner and share how conflict can lead to a stronger connection in relationships.

These 5 science-based tips can improve your relationship

The idea behind the “bird test,” which went viral on TikTok, is based on the work of John and Julie Gottman, the renowned husband-wife relationship researchers and authors of “The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy.”

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.