When your marriage is struggling, who do you turn to for advice?
Most people end up reaching out to friends, family members, a clergy person, or a self-help book.
And, while all of these might have something worthwhile to offer, one resource that all couples need to know about is the work of John Gottman and The Gottman Institute.
In the field of couples research, John Gottman is unparalleled. He has studied more than 3,000 couples over the course of four decades. His research includes both heterosexual couples, as well as gay and lesbian couples.
He is most famous for being able to predict whether a couple will get divorced or not—and his accuracy rate is over 90%! As result of his ability to predict divorce, he provides excellent advice on what not to do in your relationship.
Thankfully, The Gottman Institute also has a lot to say about what will build a happy, healthy, lasting relationship.
If you would like to get a better sense of the Gottman Method, here are two videos you can check out. (You can find additional information on The Gottman Institute website.) The first video is short, and the second video is longer but provides a helpful overview of Gottman’s work.
Whether your relationship is going through a really rough time or you just need a relationship tune up, Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a good place to start. Please contact me to learn more about how Gottman Method Couples Therapy can help your relationship!