What to Do When Your Partner Comes Out to You

Laura Silverstein, LCSW  //  

A confession about gender identity or sexual orientation within a relationship can bring conflicting feelings. What do you do next?

The Art of Sensual Communication

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

When you put words to your desire for your partner, you can experience a satisfying relationship in and out of bed.

Rebuilding After Infidelity

Taylor Irvine, M.Ed., Ed.S., RMHCI  //  

Research shows couples can move forward after an affair. But how?

How To Change Your Own Contempt

Ken Fremont-Smith, MAC, LMHC  //  

You may not even be aware of how you are acting or speaking out of contempt—often it can feel like you are being genuine. Dr. John Gottman realized there needs to be a path that leads to a culture of appreciation, and that is by expressing your feelings and longings.

Gottman Relationship Recipes

The Gottman Institute  //  

Try these relationship recipes out at home—you probably already have all the ingredients you need!

The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women

Caroline Welch  //  

In her new book, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace.

How Early Attachment Styles Can Influence Later Relationships

Lucy Fry  //  

There are more layers and complexities to contemporary attachment theory, but for the moment, let’s just say there are four main attachment styles — secure, insecure-avoidant, insecure-anxious and disorganised.

The Little Things You Do

The Gottman Institute  //  

We asked our followers to share some of the “small words, small gestures, and small acts” their partners do for them. Our hearts were so warmed by the responses, we’d love to share some of them with you.

The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

While all couples need autonomy and closeness, many partners struggle with the pursuer-distancer dance and feel chronically dissatisfied with their degree of intimacy. When the pattern of pursuing and distancing becomes ingrained, the behavior of one partner provokes and maintains the behavior of the other.