In order to feel alive in your marriage, you need to put effort into spending quality time together—with an emphasis on giving small gestures of love.
Create daily or weekly rituals of connection will enable you build shared meaning.
The difference between happy and unhappy couples is how they manage their Emotional Bank Account.
Emotional safety enables us the freedom to collaborate, dream, be wildly creative, share bold ideas, feel increased compassion, and express ourselves freely with one another.
Being open to influence requires a man to let go of avoidant strategies like distancing, attacking, and defensiveness.
The first step in problem-solving is to identify your core needs.
Each partner will be given a time to speak and a time to listen as you work through the different stages of your disagreement.
Instead of trying to change or fix the feelings of the person you love, focus on connecting with them.
Here's the key to listening non-defensively.
Learn how to use conflict as an opportunity to understand and get to know each other better is a vital part of attunement.
For conflict conversations to succeed, you must state your feelings as neutrally as possible and transform any complaint about your partner into a positive need.
You don't have to agree, but you do need to show respect for your partner's opinions.