As the weather gets warmer and canoodling couples take up residence on every available park bench, you may be thinking of turning up the heat in your own relationship. If so, you are not alone! Writer Lily White certainly had the subject in mind when she penned this hilarious and insightful New York Times piece, “Let’s Not Pretend to be Who We Aren’t”.

After enjoying Lily’s article, take the following quiz — designed by Dr. John Gottman himself — to assess the quality of sex, romance, and passion in your relationship.


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Ellie Lisitsa is a staff writer at The Gottman Institute and a regular contributor to The Gottman Relationship Blog. Ellie is pursuing her B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on Cognitive Dissonance at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.