In Dr. John Gottman’s forty years of research on relationship stability and satisfaction, he found four behaviors that are the most unhealthy for couples. These can even be ‘toxic’ to relationship success and predict divorce if they occur frequently. The ‘magic ratio’ of healthy patterns between partners is about twenty positive interactions to every negative interaction during their everyday time together, and five positive interactions to every negative interaction during conflict discussions.
As the holiday season approaches, stress also rises. How can you navigate the season and minimize holiday stress as a couple? Consider 5 helpful tips.
Dealing with the in-laws has never been easy. But it doesn't have to be a battle either. Consider some helpful ways to manage in-law issues constructively.
The birth of a baby bring a lot of changes for a couple. How can you manage the transition to family life and at the same time stay connected as a couple.
Remarriage can be an exciting prospect. Yet, at the same time, it may leave you nervous. What can you do to make the most of your second chance at love?
Conflict management is crucial for healthy communication to flourish in a romantic relationship. How can you personally apply Dr. Gottman's six-step method?
Is rebuilding trust a possibility for your relationship after infidelity occurred? Consider approaching the matter with these 3 powerful strategies.
The question has been popped, the ring is on your finger, and the planning has begun!
There’s a lot that goes into turning your dream wedding into a reality: the ceremony, reception, guest list, dress, attendants, flowers, centerpieces... the list is miles long.
For an extremely independent person, it can be incredibly difficult to learn to depend on others. Fear and frustration can arise when you must depend on—or even consider depending on—others for physical, emotional, financial, or other help.
It’s easy to get into a rut. Sometimes we take the people we love the most for granted. They deserve the biggest part of our attention, but we frequently find ourselves giving them the least. This is incredibly common. It seems life just gets in the way. With so many distractions, it can seem impossible to get it right.