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The Benefits of Turning Toward Your Spouse

Husband and wife superstar marriage aficionados, John and Julie Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute, were recently interviewed by The Atlantic where they share some of their time-tested research. None of this is new information, but it's always great to get a reminder every now and then. The simple takeaway lessons from this article is to turn toward your partner with kindness and generosity when interacting with them (even, er, especially during disputes); and from the research of Shelly Gable, to respond to good news with an "active constructive" response. That is to really listen and engage good news with positive reinforcement. We highly recommend giving this piece a read because it offers some simple scripts on what these different responses actually sound like during your interactions. You can read the article here.

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