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Small Things Often

Welcome to Small Things Often, a podcast from The Gottman Institute Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small … Continued

Making Gottman Concepts Teachable for Kids

Help kids connect with their peers using Gottman-based exercises

What is My Heart Saying?

Here is a simple exercise to get out of your head and back into your heart.

Holding Hands with Loved Ones Creates Interpersonal Synchronization

When the couple was sitting next to each other holding hands, the brainwave sync was the strongest. How incredible is that?

Conversational Boundaries without Stonewalling

Difficult conversations can lead to flooding. Here are steps to remain calm while staying present for yourself and your partner.

Mindfulness Tips for Hard Conversations

You can do more than “agree to disagree.” Learn how to communicate with shared humanity and boundaries in mind.

The Four Horsemen: Stonewalling

The last, but certainly not least, of the Four Horsemen is stonewalling.

How I Almost Quit Couples Therapy—and Love—Until Mindfulness Saved Me

Our ability to observe the workings of our mind, challenge our stories, and see what is really happening is a major predictor of happiness.

Self-Soothing Tips for High Conflict Couples

If your arguments feel out of control, you need to step away and bring yourself back to a calm state.