Integrating Internal Family Systems and Gottman Principles for Healthier Relationships
Dan Wile, developer of Collaborative Couple Therapy, shares his two favorite Gottman ideas.
Excerpt from “Honest Sex: A Passionate Path to Deepen Connection and Keep Relationships Alive” by author Shana James
Compromising doesn’t mean giving up core needs.
By making a request, we give the other party the opportunity to meet us in our needs.
True acts of service involve some of the Gottmans’ key practices for cultivating lasting love and equal relationships.
Stonewalling is dramatically misunderstood. It is not the icy indifference that it might appear to be on the surface.
By compromising with your loved ones, you’re more likely to find a win-win solution.
The key to maintaining a close, happy, healthy relationship after bringing baby home is to maintain open communication.
By having high (but still realistic) standards, you are far more likely to achieve the kind of relationship you want.
The New Year can be your opportunity to make resolutions for better communication and a healthier relationship.
Make your relationship your New Year's resolution and reap the benefits of a happy, healthy, and meaningful year!