Announcing Real Relationships, a new column from the Gottman Relationship Blog.

We’ve been studying love relationships for the last four decades, but we still have so much to learn.

That’s why we’re launching Real Relationships. We want to hear and share your stories.

We especially want to learn from underrepresented populations. What do you struggle with and how do you make it work? What rules, rituals, and communication techniques are you creating and practicing? How do you navigate identity?

We are committed to making our content accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

Selected essays will be published as excerpts and/or in full on The Gottman Institute blog and may appear in other formats. Authors of the essays we publish will be paid for their work. Fill out the form below to tell us a little about what makes you and your relationship special!