Dating After a Breakup

Stacy Hubbard, LMFT  //  

Certified Gottman Therapist and Master Trainer Stacy Hubbard offers tips for "getting back out there."

What to Do After an Affair (part 1)

Brandon Leuangpaseuth  //  

After coming clean about an affair, Brandon and his partner learn how to rebuild their relationship.

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.

How to Prepare Your Relationship for Military Deployment

Jonathan Shippey, LMFT  //  

Geographic separation, whether it is for 6 weeks, 6 months, or longer, is inevitably difficult. The key to a successful deployment for any couple is to learn together all you can in order to prepare for your time apart.

Outlawed Grief

Jonathan Trotter  //  

Allow grief, in your own heart and in the hearts of others. Don’t send it underground.

I Met The Woman of My Dreams, She Lives 2,400 Miles Away

Real Relationships  //  

Thanks to a combination of sobriety, introspection, therapy, and Kate’s support, I’m feeling more comfortable showing up authentically both inside and outside this relationship.