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Weathering the Winter of Our Marriage

Kristen Manieri  //  

Commitment doesn’t inoculate us against marriage atrophy. In fact, some would argue that it’s the cause of it. But it’s the thing that keeps us in and has us weather the droughts that are an inevitable part of a long marriage.

I Fell in Love With My Best Friend

Real Relationships  //  

I found myself feeling like there was a different kind of connection forming, beyond best friendship. Could this be?

Do Trial Separations Work?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

Can a relationship benefit from taking a break? It all comes down to outlining clear intentions, communication, and goals.

Wake Up Before Your Wake-Up Call

Toni Parker, Ph.D.  //  

To wake up to the messages life is sending us and avoid crisis, we have to be tuned in to what’s happening right in front of us and not numb out.

I’d Sworn off Dating “Allies,” Until I Met a Real One

Real Relationships  //  

He may never understand exactly how I’m feeling or what it’s like to be in my shoes, but he knows when to speak up and when to stay quiet—to listen and learn from me and others with different experiences.

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Discover how to use emotions as opportunities for connection and teaching with your child.

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Gain insight into the underlying mechanisms of trust and commitment between partners in a relationship.

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The Research

Explore Dr. John Gottman's four decades of breakthrough research with thousands of couples.

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The Interviews

Read what the thought leaders of this generation have to say in exclusive interviews with The Gottman Institute.

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Assess the strengths in your relationship and identify areas that may need attention with these quizzes.

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The Digital Age

Develop strategies for countering the difficulties of connection that technology brings into our lives.

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