When David is tempted to say, “I’ll do it myself!” he reminds himself to ask the question, “How can we do this together?”
Give your partner the gift of love and appreciation in small ways every day.
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.