Posts in Gottman
­Gottman: Date 7

This week we are on to date number seven: growth and spirituality.  This chapter focuses on finding shared meaning within your relationship and discussing how each of you can accommodate for growth/change. 

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Gottman: Date 4

This week we are on to date number four: work and money.  Research has shown that financial arguments are the single best predictor of divorce and are one of the top five reasons couples fight.  With this information in mind, figuring out the meaning of money and work is incredibly important for the success of your relationship.

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Gottman: Date 2

If you are just tuning into this new blog series, I highly suggest going back to read/complete the first date topic, trust and commitment.  As a recap, Eight Dates is a date guide about 8 different beneficial conversations that help couples to connect and gain a better understanding of one another.  Over the next couple of months, I will be completing overviews of each date conversation. 

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Stop Fixing and Start Connecting

I’ve been sharing some of my thoughts as they pop up the past week or two on the Heights Family Counseling Twitter: “Relax, you don’t need all the answers all at once. You’ll get there with time. ~Amy- my own self-soothing thoughts today” or “Just breathe. Everything is going to be okay. You got this; you've survived 100 % of bad days before. ~Amy- because sometimes we need to hear what our brain doesn't always tell us!”

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Can an app enhance communication and sexual pleasure with your partner?

I read an article earlier this week about a survey that was conducted in 2013 by Princeton on American’s use of the internet.  This survey found that 25% of the sampled couples reported that their partner’s phone had been a distraction while spending time together.  When I read this article, I immediately began to think about the implications of these findings and how knowing this information could help to create change for couples. 

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