Masters of Love

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.

Love Lab Predicts Marital Outcome

Psychologist John Gottman and applied mathematicians James Murray and Kristin Swanson claim their predictions have 94% accuracy - and this after viewing just the first few moments of a conversation about an area of marital contention.

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

How can he tell who will split up? There are a number of indicators but at the core of Gottman’s research are ” The Four Horsemen.” These are the four things that indicate a marriage apocalypse is on its way.

Dr. John Gottman on Communication Between Men and Women

Dr. John Gottman runs the "Love Lab" at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he analyzes the way couples communicate with each other and studies what their bodies are doing as they discuss issues in their relationship.

Researchers Target Toll Kids Take on Parents’ Sex Lives

Consistently rolling your eyes during fights may be a sign that your relationship is doomed, according to Happify, a digital gaming platform that allows you to "train your brain" into becoming happy.

Love in the Age of Big Data

Over decades, John has observed more than 3,000 couples longitudinally, discovering patterns of argument and subtle behaviors that can predict whether a couple would be happily partnered years later or unhappy or divorced.

You Know in Your Gut if Your Marriage Will be a Happy One, Study Suggests

The Gottmans have found that later happiness in a relationship can be predicted by the way each person talks about the early days: they way they met, their first date.

Five Myths About Love

Psychologist John Gottman points out that even the happiest relationships have unresolvable conflicts. According to Gottman, conflict is okay as long as it’s supplemented by kindness and empathy.

Our Love Affair With Predicting Divorce

John Gottman’s finding that a happy relationship needs five positive interactions for every negative interaction is widely cited; he and his wife have founded an institute that hosts couples workshops and other events; they even have apps.

The Einstein of Love

John Gottman might be the world’s most calculating romantic. Love is a form of energy, he insists, and by expressing the dynamics of human relationships in mathematical terms, he aims to save more of them.

Making Relationships Work

There’s a large and fast-growing support industry to help us develop our “softer” relationship skills; many CEOs hire executive coaches, and libraries of self-help books detail how best to build and manage relationships on the way to the top.

3 Tips to Enhance Your Romance

The takeaways were many, but here are three we've consistently put into play since our Gottman Method weekend — see if they work for you.

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Thanks to longitudinal studies of thousands of couples and emerging research on previously understudied partnerships, one answer is becoming more apparent: Why some couples stick together isn't so much a coin toss as a science.

The Gottman Institute Takes a Research-Based Approach to Relationship Support

Whether you’re in a committed relationship or hoping to be in one soon, the Gottman Method provides useful insights into what makes relationships endure over time.