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"The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by Dr. John Gottman offers practical advice and insights based on extensive research into successful marriages. Here are eight key lessons from the book: 1. Take the time to truly know your partner by understanding their inner world, including their dreams, fears, and aspirations.  2. Cultivate a culture of appreciation and admiration in your relationship.  3. Foster emotional connection by actively seeking opportunities to connect with your partner throughout the day.  4. Respect your partner's opinions, preferences, and desires, and be willing to compromise and collaborate in decision-making.  5. Approach conflicts with a gentle and respectful tone, avoiding criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. 6. Address recurring conflicts by exploring the underlying dreams, values, and beliefs that contribute to the gridlock. 7. Establish rituals, traditions, and goals that hold personal significance for both partners.