The Sound Relationship House Revisited

The Sound Relationship House One Story at a Time What is the Sound Relationship House? It seems that you can’t find a Gottman trained blogger or Gottman “informed” therapist website which

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Marital Complaints and Disco Balls

Can Marital Complaints Lead to Intimacy? Marital complaints are a frequent topic in couples therapy. How to make them, what they mean, etc., etc. In a recent post, I described how learning to repair during

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Introducing the Coming of “Fight Club”

Those who know marketing warned me to pre-sell it, because they "just can't see it." Technical people think the logistics will be a nightmare.But no matter.​You can't keep a good idea down.  As

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Adult Children of Divorce

Adult Children of Divorce Adult Children of Divorce suffer too. There is a robust cultural belief that adult children, once successfully launched, are relatively unimpacted by their parent’s divorce.

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Gaslighting and Marital Conflict

What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a less subtle form of emotional abuse that seeks to control a partner through a pattern of over the top criticism and reality distortion. The term “Gaslighting”

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Stay Stuck in Couples Therapy in 11 Easy Steps

Couples Therapy is for Chumps. Stay Stuck Instead. Couples Therapy is just a giant pain in the ass. They flat out expect way too much from you and refuse to accept the fact that you are already doing

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Love at First Fight

Love and Repair What do I mean by “Love at First Fight?” Learning to fight well and repair with skill is a fundamental undertaking in science-based couples therapy. When Gottman Institute researchers

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Mindful Practice in the Rain

Mindful Practice does not discriminate. It cools hot tempers and restores awareness. Rain does not discriminate either. It cools, refreshes and restores everyone. “RAIN” is also a well-known

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Empathy, Sympathy, and Marital Conflict

Why Sympathy Doesn’t Work and Empathy Does. When our spouse is pleased with us… happy…connected then empathy is a breeze. But particularly if you’re male, it’s more challenging

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Sexless Marriage – Changing Our Dynamic

Old habits die hard.  Even painful ones.  Especially destructive habits that you've perfected with another person. Like your intimate partner.One of those bad habits is living in a sexless marriage.

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