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5 Ways to Be Fully Present on a Date

Cora Boyd  //  

The more you can be present in the current experience of your date, the more you’ll enjoy yourself. The more you enjoy yourself, the more enjoyable you are to be around. And if you both enjoy yourselves, that is a “successful” date in my book.

Top 10 Gottman Relationship Blog Posts of 2019

The Gottman Institute  //  

In 2019, we took a look at the things that challenge relationships, and ways to ultimately make the relationships we choose stronger.

Discovering Dr. Gottman as a Conflict Resolution Professional

Natalie Smith  //  

When you are trying to get your point across, it is not helpful to scream louder or longer. That is a waste of time and energy—time and energy better spent reviewing the perspectives of both parties involved.

Stepping Back to Save My Stepfamily

Real Relationships  //  

All of the constructs I grew up with and believed I would carry on in my own family had to be thrown out the window. As much as I would like one, there is no guide on how to be a stepfamily—we are all too different.

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Teens and Technology

How are you staying connected with your teen in our new attention economy?

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The Four Horsemen

Dr. Gottman uses this metaphor to describe communication styles that can predict the end of a relationship.

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The Mindful Marriage

Discover how to have a mindful and intentional marriage from Toni Parker, Ph.D.

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Bringing Baby Home

Learn how to improve your relationship while welcoming a new baby to the house.

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Featured Bloggers

Read guest postings on various topics of interest from influential relationship experts.

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Professional Development

Experts in the field share their insights on how you can further your professional development and understanding of the Gottman Method.

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State of the Union

Learn how to work together to find solutions to disagreements that work for both of you.

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Emotion Coaching

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

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The Research

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

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What Makes Love Last

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

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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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#AskGottman

Certified Gottman Therapists answer your relationship questions.

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Relationship Quizzes

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

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Real Relationships

Stories from real people about living and loving in the world today.

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The Sound Relationship House

Learn the seven essential building blocks of strong relationships as discovered by John Gottman's research.

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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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