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Author: The Gottman Institute

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Give your relationships a boost in 5 minutes or less with Small Things Often from The Gottman Institute. We provide simple, proven, quick tips to help you deepen and enhance your relationships!
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Do you share what you’ve learned from Small Things Often with your partner? If so, how do you approach them about sensitive topics? In this episode, learn the best way to speak to your partner about the insights and information you’ve learned without being accusatory or critical.
How you view your relationship can say everything about whether your relationship will succeed. So what do you say when you share the story of your relationship? We’ll help get your relationship on a positive path on this episode of Small Things Often.
When you express your feelings to your partner, how does it come across? With judgment and contempt — or compassion and understanding? In this episode of Small Things Often, learn how to express yourself fully — without hurting your partner — or your future happiness together.
You probably know that resting is good for you, but did you know that it’s also good for your relationship? We’ll explain on this episode of Small Things Often how taking time to relax could give your relationship a boost.
How to Embrace Ambiguity

How to Embrace Ambiguity

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How do you cope with uncertainty? On today’s Small Things Often, we share tips on how to deal with ambiguity — and those scary, fearful, stressful feelings and thoughts of the future.
What team are YOU on? We hope it’s the same one as your partner! On this episode of Small Things Often, learn what exactly it means to be on the same team — and how it can draw you even closer to your partner as you go through life together.
How to Listen Out Loud

How to Listen Out Loud

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Truly listening to someone doesn’t require dead silence. On this episode of Small Things Often, we’re sharing the do’s and don’ts of listening out loud.
Are you making time for date night? On this episode of Small Things Often, we’re sharing how you can intentionally make time for your partner and spend quality time together — no matter the circumstances!
What is Trust?

What is Trust?

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What does it mean to trust your partner? And what happens when that trust gets broken? On this episode of Small Things Often, we’re sharing how you can build and improve trust in your relationship.
Sharing to Heal

Sharing to Heal

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Are you keeping a damaging thought deep inside? Is it causing you stress and emotional pain? On this episode of Small Things Often, learn why it’s so important to open up and share your difficult thoughts with your partner in order to heal.
How to Get Friendly

How to Get Friendly

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Being friends with your partner is one of the greatest secrets to making love last. How are you doing on that front? On today’s episode of Small Things Often, learn some simple ways to strengthen your friendship — and make your relationship truly great!
Differentiating yourself is an important part of a healthy relationship. Learn how defining yourself to your partner can positively change how you respond to them on this episode of Small Things Often.
When you see your partner in pain, don’t stay neutral! On this episode of Small Things Often, we’ll share how taking a side (your partner’s) can positively impact your relationship.
There are many seasons of love that come and go in relationships. On this episode of Small Things Often, how you can have an open conversation with your partner about the different phases and what you can learn from them!
How much do you REALLY know about your partner? On this episode of Small Things Often, discover how one simple question can open up new levels of understanding, trust and friendship.
How do you deal with difficult emotions like anger or fear or frustration towards your partner? On this episode of Small Things Often, find out if you’re a “bottler” or a “brooder” and, if you are, discover ways to combat it.
Do you focus on everyone else in your life, except yourself? If so, you need to put the spotlight on yourself and practice self-care. In this episode of Small Things Often, learn how to soothe yourself and feed your soul. Not only will it positively impact your personal happiness, but your relationship, too!
Are you finding yourself having issues with your partner, but don’t know how to approach the subject, or express your feelings? On this episode of Small Things Often, learn how and why scheduling a regular check in for conflicts can keep your relationship healthy and on track!
It takes practice to respond non-defensively. On this episode of Small Things Often, we’re sharing the questions you need to ask yourself before jumping to your own defense.
Do you know when you’re being defensive? On this episode of Small Things Often, we’re identifying the 3 forms of defensiveness so you can recognize them in conversations with your loved ones.
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Jerome Herr

love your tips!

Oct 1st
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