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Small Things Often: The Best Episodes of Season 4

Listen to the hand-picked favorites from season 4

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What an amazing fourth season we had of the Small Things Often podcast. We here at The Gottman Institute are proud to present informative, yet short resources that help you improve your relationships. This season we ventured into more episodes for parents and caregivers while still providing couples with the tools they need to love each other well.

This season-end review features ten handpicked episodes that showcase the best of season four. Catch up on what you missed or listen to your favorites again.

How to Build Emotional Intelligence

In the early part of season four, we started discussing what it means to understand your emotions and the emotions of others. It’s a great starting point for couples and parents/caregivers alike.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7J9ZbPmydiKoZwQS6NRDEV?si=eMJnd9qKQECtxXhzDKorHQ

The Little Things You Do

We kicked off the season with this ode to the real meaning behind “small things often.” Small intentional gestures of fondness and admiration add up to a big impact in relationships.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6i8SU4anchZ7Kwio6TXFgy?si=N5gy6RkiRCaU-r4QzrqgmA

How to Fall in Love with Your Partner All Over Again

Couples in long-term relationships felt the love this season, especially with this popular episode that emphasized ways to revive the connection.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3qRA4YGdNlq65gbgPlyZKk?si=k1TzFJUjTWifVmxAOQ7XiA

Ways to Turn Towards Each Other as New Parents or Caregivers

The introduction of a child into the family can turn a relationship on its head. We’re happy that so many people enjoyed this episode on how turning towards one another still works.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6iZu4Yd75wXsVpcjzLkELu?si=ZBk2Pd6BRAST6Uf_v8KQZQ

The Relationship Myths to Ignore

There’s a lot of bad relationship advice out there. We help clear things up with research-based methods.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/71KCt2i0Uc7K6xpaawqAF4?si=gn1OQAuBQ82WSTWyrj2u7w

5 Tips to Help Your Relationship Thrive

Trying times can put pressure on even the strongest couple. In this episode, we give you some simple approaches to helping your relationship be the best that it can be.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/08X1Bgib8aTJATzgOXsasl?si=1hI098WtTMi04Z_zv3p26g

Emotion Coaching is Not Just for Kids

Emotion Coaching helps parents teach their children how to identify and manage their emotions. Couples need to learn the same. This episode shows you how and why.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2TO9LW4FXL4k8kYX0r5DS0?si=EuU8K7YmRWO3yZxhHwtrLw

An Easier Way to Talk about Finances

Money brings up a lot of different emotions and can be a tense topic for couples. Take our advice on how to have a better more productive conversation around finances.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0jyqmz65QkzkTWoCDJigmI?si=VwVx5yaGRLudJeGe_r64aA

Conversations that Matter Most in Relationships

As a couple, you should always keep the conversation going, from what’s for breakfast to when to buy a home. But which discussion is most important?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2kuSm1dmkoXG1fT3ab9dtt?si=b0A6kmpEQlS4MuTbW1bkuw

Are You Being Attentive?

Did you catch that? Your partner’s subtle change of tone or the way they sigh deeply after a long day? Being attentive means cutting out distractions so you can attune to your relationship.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0UYOZMvc54bRX4Tfr2gAjZ?si=KpDlf20kTbial-Q2915xYA

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