A couples therapist's search for the most effective theory
See how the stress-reducing conversation helps build emotional attraction and bonds you closer together as a couple.
Research indicates that a sleepless night is associated with greater relationship conflict the following day.
In sixteen studies conducted on parents before and after their baby’s birth, Drs. John and Julie Gottman discovered the following.
Children who were more negative with a peer had fathers who were more intrusive and less engaged, and mothers who used derisive humor more.
Children whose parents were disengaged and used derisive humor were more likely to have negative peer play with their friends.
The Research: Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors Part II
It is not the child’s temperament that predicts marital conflict, but rather the type of marital conflict that predicts a child’s temperament.
The Research: Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors
Parents whose conflicts are characterized by mutual hostility often produce children who are unable to wait their turn.
In relationships that are working well, the couple's interaction style is constructive, affirming, and enjoyable.
What factors can impact relationship satisfaction? The Gottman Relationship Blog explores the research and what you can do.
Both husbands' and wives' presence or lack of “we-ness” during an oral history interview is a strong indicator of whether a couple will divorce or not.
After studying married couples, Dr. John Gottman could predict which couples would separate or stay together with over 94% accuracy. So, how was he able to do this?