Ep. 6 of The #staymarried Podcast: Finding Romance in The Little Things

The #staymarried PODCAST - a brand new series featuring The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John GottmanOk, 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…

The #staymarried PODCAST - a brand new series featuring The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman

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)

The #staymarried PODCAST - a brand new series featuring The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman



 The #staymarried blog was created to offer hope, stories, and resources for couples who want to stay married.

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Tony and Michelle Peterson #staymarriedIf you’re NEW HERE, check out our About Page and read a little more about my own background on our first post. You can also find us on the socials: PinterestTwitterFacebook, and Instagram. I’d love to connect on any of your favorite platforms.

Thank you ever so much for reading, sharing, and being a part of this #staymarried community!

~ Michelle

3 thoughts on “Ep. 6 of The #staymarried Podcast: Finding Romance in The Little Things

  1. Thank you so much for these podcasts you guys are doing! They are great! I am married. This is my second marriage and I am listening to this series because I want my second marriage to continue to be successful. My first marriage was an emotionally abusive relationship for me so I have had to throw out all of my old “baggage” for my current marriage, which has been hard. Because as you probably know or have read on the counseling that one goes through in an abusive relationship. It’s not the same. So I’m having to relearn what being in a {for lack of a better word} “normal” marriage looks like. Anyways that’s why I love these podcasts. Because being in the safe and loving relationship I am in now is so precious to me. But we do have our “ups and downs”. I think in the “downs” it’s easy for me to get depressed and discouraged. And you both are so bubbly and loving. I love it!!! Keep doing what you are doing! I’m an avid listener and will continue to be a fan of your podcast and blog.

    1. Thanks so much, Tera! I’m so glad you are in a healthy relationship now and that you are willing to listen to a podcast and do the work it takes to keep it healthy. So happy you find our show helpful!

  2. Hi Michelle and Tony– I stumbled across your blog last year while pregnant with my youngest girl ( I am the mother of three girls ) I LOVE your podcasts! I am now getting caught up with them. I actually studied Gottman’s work about a decade ago ( was not married then) in College, but YOU guys put it into real life and I SO appreciate that for my own marriage! Life has been crazy lately…hubby working insane hours, job changes, birth of baby girl, energetic preschooler and toddler…you get the picture. 😉 However, .your podcasts and blog keep me grounded- Serously :)! The way that you can portray Gottman’s principles so that I can not only know them, but APPLY them for reals in my marriage is so awesome. It’s refreshing. So thanks again!

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