Can you believe we are already on Episode 5 of The #staymarried PODCAST? We can’t!
If you are a little behind in our Series The Seven Do’s and Four Don’ts for a Long and Happy Marriage, here’s what we’ve covered so far…
♥ Ep. 1 – Intro to The #staymarried Podcast and The Gottman Institute
♥ Ep. 2 – Do #1 – Exploring Love Maps
♥ Ep. 3 – Do #2 – Nurture Fondness and Admiration
♥ Ep. 4 – Don’t #1 – Criticism is a Relationship Killer
Today, in Episode 5, we’ve got another Don’t – Contempt. This one is critical because it can be really sneaky. I’ll confess some contemptuous feelings I’ve had toward Tony in the area of parenthood and we will also share with you the antidote to this big marriage don’t.
As always, this series is based on the New York Time’s Bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work because those researchers are smart and they know what they are talking about.
Ok, go ahead and have a listen…
Contempt can be combated with respect and appreciation. We shared some things we appreciate about each other, so now it’s your turn. You can use this exercise below to kick start your own ideas about your partner. This is a really fun thing to do together! (PIN IT so you can come back to it later)
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