Monday, May 24, 2010

On Effective Approaches to Marital Conflict: Gottman's got it

“Bahá’í marriage is union and cordial affection between the two parties. They must, however, exercise the utmost care and become acquainted with each other’s character. This eternal bond should be made secure by a firm covenant, and the intention should be to foster harmony, fellowship and unity and to attain everlasting life.”
The best conceptual approach to address marital conflict, in my view, can be found in the work of University of Washington professor John Gottman, whose advice, based on extensive research, is in keeping with what Abdul-Baha, no doubt, would call upon Baha'i partners to do. -gw
The Gottman Institute January 20, 2010You've approached your partner in a gentle manner, to bring up an issue you want to discuss (called a "softened startup"). What if you get negative response? Listen to Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman explain how to work around this. For more information visit

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