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The Little Things

TJ Gibbs
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Author of “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and researcher John Gottman believes that couples who make it encounter 5-20 more positive interactions than negative ones. His research shows, that by stacking up the little things, the couples find happiness with each other.

Author of “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” and researcher John Gottman believes that couples who make it encounter 5-20 more positive interactions than negative ones. His research shows, that by stacking up the little things, the couples find happiness with each other.

  • This is a reflections exercise best complete with a partner or spouse

  • It's okay to be selfish here. Your partner should be making their own list too and being untruthful, modest, or evasive isn't something that helps. Anything that might help get your emotional needs met, is worthwhile – even if it's as simple as breakfast in bed, foot rubs, or buying tulips.
  • Don't rush this task – collect 100 things if you can. When complete, share with your partner/spouse and chat about ways that each of you can make this happen.

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