Share Fondness and Admiration

Zach Brittle, LMHC  //  

Sharing fondness and admiration is the antidote to contempt and, more importantly, it increases the amount of affection and respect in a relationship.

Build Love Maps

Zach Brittle, LMHC  //  

Dr. Gottman’s term for getting to know your partner’s world is called Build Love Maps.

Building a Sound Relationship House

Zach Brittle, LMHC  //  

I’m really excited to shine a light on the early stages of a relationship with a new series we’re calling “New Construction.” Over the next few months, I’ll use this space to speak to how the Gottman body of research informs new relationships, specifically pre-marrieds and newlyweds.

Make Life Dreams Come True: Self-Discovery

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Follow this exercise where you play both the speaker and the listener to share the source behind conflict: life dreams and goals!

Manage Conflict: Moving Forward

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

The real predictor of a relationship’s failure is a couple’s inability to manage conflict in a healthy manner and to move forward.

Manage Conflict: Identifying Your Triggers

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Working on understanding each other’s triggers is one of the most important things that you can do to avoid hurting one another.

Manage Conflict: The Aftermath of a Fight

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

When you make repair attempts early, you can salvage the point of the conversation and create a more productive and positive outcome.