Ok, Episode 6 of The #staymarried Podcast was pretty fun for us to record. We did a little reminiscing about our early days, and some technology we no longer use to connect with each other… anyone else remember MSN Messenger? Is anyone still using it?
Quick recap for 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
♥ Ep. 5 – Don’t #2 – Contempt is Sulfuric Acid for Love
Today, in Episode 6, we are going over another DO. The third principle for making your marriage work according to The Gottman Institute is: Turning Toward Your Partner Instead of Away. Today we’ll talk about finding romance in the little things and building up your emotional bank account so that you can weather the storms that are inevitable in a long-lasting relationship. It sounds pretty simple, but we show you how necessary it is and how easy it is to NOT do.
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…
Because “turning towards” is something that can be so easily missed, we’ve got this quiz for you to do a quick self-evaluation. It shouldn’t take long, but by the end of it, you can answer for yourself if you are doing great at this one thing, or if there are areas you could improve. (PIN IT so you can come back to it later)
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