marriage

An Affirmation a Day Keeps the Divorce Lawyer Away

Recently I wrote a blog post about John Gottman and the 5:1 rule. The take-home message was this: successful marriage or dating relationships had a ratio of at least 5 positive interactions for each negative interaction. 5:1 is Hard Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to keep up this ratio. If you …

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Humility, Growth, and Close Relationships

This post is Part 9 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Relationships are hard. I mentioned this to my wife as we were talking through some tough things the other day. We have a good relationship, …

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3 Lessons from John Gottman and the 5:1 Rule

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to talk to you about a simple rule that can help you have a better marriage or dating relationship. But before I tell you the rule, I want to share a bit about how it came about. John Gottman and the Love Lab …

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