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Top 5 Ways to Successfully Blend a Family

1. Make your own family traditions and rituals – your family needs something significant and special that doesn’t belong to somebody else.  ie: opening one present on Christmas Eve. 2. Become a unified parenting front, and let the ex’s know they can’t and won’t be allowed to run things in your home. 3. Combine your […]


Build Up Your Spouse

Make it your mission to build up your spouse for the next 30 days.  Write a list of 30 positive things you can say to encourage him or her.  Do this until it becomes a habit.


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 5

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 4

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 3

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 2

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details of one […]


Dr. John Gottman – Love Map Part 1

This is based on an activity in Dr. John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” Love Map is a term he uses for the part of your brain where you store all the relevant information about a loved one’s life. It is based on the idea that being familiar with the details […]


John Gottman – Four Horsemen (Interesting Stuff)

A Blast From the Past – One of My First Blogs The Four Horsemen are a metaphor depicting the end of times in the Old Testament. They describeconquest, war, hunger, and death respectively. Dr. Gottman uses this metaphor to describe communication styles that can predict the end of a relationship. The first horseman in a […]

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