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John Gottman & Julie Gottman on the New Science of Couples and Family Therapy

Copyright : 24/03/2018

The Gottman Method Approach to Better Couples Therapy

Copyright : 24/03/2018

Enhancing Assessment in Couples Therapy: New Approaches to Improving Outcomes

Copyright : 23/03/2018

Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma: The Gottman Method Approach

Copyright : 25/03/2018

The Crisis of Trust in Today’s Couples


  1. Discuss how younger generations conceptualize relationships today


  • Discuss how younger generations conceptualize relationships today
    • They are in committed relationships, but not necessarily married
    • They are more comfortable having sexual encounters that are usually free of emotional attachment
    • The younger generation is waiting later to get married, usually as a way to guard against early divorce. This is especially true among women
    • Women are having children earlier in their marriages
  • Explain the trends in relationship satisfaction over the past three decades
    • Kids drive marital satisfaction down by driving couples apart and creating more conflict
    • There is a higher level of education amongst today’s couples and more individual fulfillment for women.
    • There is more polyamory today as part of the “hookup culture,” and an imbalance of security with this from one partner
    • Women are relying less on wife and child-rearing roles in order to achieve happiness
  • Identify the byproducts of open relationships or those based on sex alone
    • Partners in an open relationship often feature a dynamic where one partner is a willing participant and the other keeps up a façade in order to please the willing partner
    • Noncommittal relationships are partially based on issues with attachment; in contemporary relationships among younger generations, parents’ divorce may play a role
    • Even relationships labeled purely sexual/free of emotional commitment contain degrees of attachment. The brain chemical oxytocin is released even during non-sexual physical touch.
Copyright : 26/05/2015