Making a Great First Impression

By the Mind Tools Content Team Source: https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/FirstImpressions.htm Getting Off to a Good Start It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate yo…

Turn Towards Instead of Away

Zach Brittle, LMHCApril 1, 2015 Source: https://www.gottman.com/blog/turn-toward-instead-of-away/ How do you turn towards instead of away? In order to understand turning, you have to first understand …

The Stigmatisation of Disabled Muslims

Disabled Muslim Matrimony19th March 2020 Source: https://themuslimvibe.com/muslim-lifestyle-matters/health/the-stigmatisation-of-disabled-muslims We must respect our fellow disabled Muslims and encour…

How Our Expectations Are Changing Marriage

by Katie Moritz, October 17, 2017  Source: https://www.rewire.org/marriage/ It’s true: less of us are getting married than ever before. And while it may be too soon to know how millennial divorc…

Masters of Love

Emily Esfahani Smith, June 12, 2014 Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/happily-ever-after/372573/ Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and ge…

How Marriage Changes Your Personality

By David Ludden Ph.D. Mar 15, 2018 |  Reviewed by Jessica Schrader https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201803/how-marriage-changes-your-personality It’s often said that married couple…

Personal Appearance

Source: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/personal-appearance.html Personal appearance is an often disregarded part of communication and presentation skills. When you are speaking in public, you may b…

Understanding Must Precede Advice

Kyle Benson, May 24, 2017 Source: https://www.gottman.com/blog/understanding-must-precede-advice/ Learn how to use conflict as an opportunity to understand and get to know each other better is a vital…

Mindfulness Tips for Hard Conversations

Gillian Florence Sanger, October 27, 2020 Source: https://www.gottman.com/blog/mindfulness-tips-for-hard-conversations/ You can do more than “agree to disagree.” Learn how to communicate with shared h…

Build Love Maps

Zach Brittle, March 11, 2015 Source: https://www.gottman.com/blog/build-love-maps/ Dr. Gottman’s term for getting to know your partner’s world is called Build Love Maps. You know that moment at a wedd…