461: Relationship mistakes, conversation starters & the science of make-up sex | John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D.
Julie Gottman, Ph.D. & John Gottman, Ph.D.: “Touch is as essential to our well-being as food, water, and exercise.”
The Gottmans, renowned psychologists, co-founders of the Gottman Institute, and the world’s leading experts in the study of relationships, join mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss little things you can do to secure a long-term relationship, plus:
- New challenges many couples face (~01:08 )
- The power of touch for overall well-being (~03:18 )
- Little things to do on a daily basis to connect with your partner (~06:38 )
- Why compliments are crucial for successful relationships (~12:09 )
- How family trauma impacts your ability to find love (~18:58 )
- The most common mistakes people make in relationships (~24:11 )
- Essential ingredients for long-lasting relationships (~27:22 )
- The importance of weekly date nights (~29:22 )
- How to have meaningful conversations with your partner (~31:17 )
- How to have a discussion about your sex life (~35:28 )
- What role sex actually plays in a relationship (~38:09 )
- Why some people have affairs (~43:41 )
- What you can do today to ensure everlasting love (~46:34 )
Referenced in the episode:
- The Gottmans' book, The Love Prescription.
- Check out the Gottman Institute.
- mbg Podcast episode #320, with the Gottmans.
- Harry Harlow monkey study.
- The Gottmans' study on newlyweds and bids for connection.
- Check out Robert Levinson's research.
- A study showing couples underestimate positive experiences 50% of the time.
- Check out the Gottmans' Open-Ended Card Decks.
- Sign up for The Long Game.
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