Is there a secret to relational happiness? What if there was a simple concept that could help protect your relationship? In this video, Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains a concept that Dr. John Gottman calls the "happiness ratio." For every one of these interactions, there should be five other interactions between you. It sounds simple, but is it? Take a look!
In this episode of the podcast, we continue the conversation with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at University of Virginia and contributing scholar to Institute for Family Studies. He points to some research on how important fathers are to their children, how playtime builds a connection with parents from their children, and how faith is passed down from parent to child.
What counts as a date-night? How do I balance my relationship with the rest of life's demands? In this episode of the podcast, we continue the conversation with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. He points to some research and advice on the benefit of making small investments in your marriage. As a father of nine children, he has learned quite a few lessons on this topic personally.
Are you having an affair? When Dr. Tim Muehlhoff asks this question to people, often times people are taken aback. How could you assume I might be having an affair? What he suggests here is that there are different kinds of affairs that can pull you away from your spouse. They aren't as obvious as you might think! Once you watch the video, does the question reach into areas that you had not considered before?
What do you think about this statement? "An argument always starts the night before." In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore some of the easy triggers for arguments in relationships and how to recognize them before spiraling down into an argument. They offer some very practical things to do that can allow you to continue the conversation and still maintain the peace. Try some of these out for yourself!
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