These days relationships are as likely to fall apart as they are to stay together.
It’s sad and I am constantly on the lookout for relationship resources to make relationships stronger.
This week I found something you can do to make a relationship last that’s actually really simple!
Sure, there are parts of relationship that are complicated and take time and attention to address, but two well-respected psychologists, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, recently came out with a new book that shares the incredible benefits that come from having a weekly date night!
They have done 47 years of research and tracked 3,000 couples, over decades. They know what they’re talking about!
A date night in itself is good for a relationship but you get even more benefit (more intimacy, fun, passion, etc.) from a date night that’s created around one of eight topics that are essential for lasting love.
On today’s Man Alive podcast Dr. John Gottman joined me to talk about:
- The 8 most important conversations that help couples really get to know each other and navigate differences with care
- The importance of letting go of defensiveness in making love last
- How the simple act of having a date night each week could transform your relationship
- How common it is for couples tend to spend hardly any time talking to each other these days, let alone talking about their relationship
Why it’s important to not shove your partner’s concerns under the rug — they will NOT go away!
The Gottmans have been a resource I have trusted for many years. I highly recommend checking out their books after listening to the podcast. If you’re in a relationship, or looking for one, check out their new book first: Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for Lasting Love.
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A version of this post was originally posted on ShanaJamesCoaching.com and is republished here with permission from the author.
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