Create Shared Meaning with Your Spouse (b205)

This post concludes my series drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Today’s installment is: Principle #7: Create Shared Meaning If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous four principles I’ve covered in my blog (click on the title to read the post): Principle #1: Enhance your Love Maps Principle #2: […]

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Overcoming Gridlock in Your Marriage (b203)

This post continues my series drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Today’s installment is: Principle #6: Overcome Gridlock If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous four principles I’ve covered in my blog (click on the title to read the post): Principle #1: Enhance your Love Maps Principle #2: […]

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5 Practices for Solving Solvable Problems in Marriage (b202)

This post continues my series drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Today’s installment is: Principle #5: Solve Your Solvable Problems If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous four principles I’ve covered in my blog (click on the title to read the post): Principle #1: Enhance your Love Maps […]

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Are Your Relationship Conflicts Unsolvable? (b201)

Today’s relationship nugget for #marriagemondays is a break in the series of the seven principles, but is still drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous four principles I’ve covered in my blog (click on the title to read the post): 1: […]

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In Marriage, You Win by Yielding (b200)

Today’s relationship nugget for #marriagemondays is the fourth principle from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Dr. Gottman says that to make your marriage work, you need to: Let Your Partner Influence You If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous three principles that I covered in my previous […]

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One Little Habit That Will Nurture Health (and Romance!) in your Marriage (b199)

Today’s relationship nugget for #marriagemondays is the third principle from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Dr. Gottman says that to make you marriage work, you need to learn to Turn toward Each Other Instead of Away If you haven’t read them, you should read the previous two principles that I […]

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One Crucial Key for Healing – and Growing – a Marriage (b197)

Last week I wrote about the importance of enhancing your “love maps” in your marriage. (CLICK HERE for that blog post.) This series of #marriagemondays blog posts is drawn from Dr. John Gottman’s book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” This week I would like to introduce you to principle #2: Nurture Your Fondness and Admiration. […]

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Grow Your Marriage by Enhancing Your Love Maps (b196)

Continue getting to know your significant other. That’s a principle for making love last that Dr. John Gottman has discovered over his decades of research. He calls it “enhancing your love map.” Dr. Gottman writes: Without such a love map, you can’t really know your spouse. And if you don’t really know someone, how can […]

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