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Give your relationships a boost in 5 minutes or less with Small Things Often from The Gottman Institute. We provide simple, proven, quick tips to help you deepen and enhance your relationships!

Small Things Often The Gottman Institute

    • Relationships
    • 4.9, 231 Ratings

Give your relationships a boost in 5 minutes or less with Small Things Often from The Gottman Institute. We provide simple, proven, quick tips to help you deepen and enhance your relationships!

    Practicing Positive Needs

    Practicing Positive Needs

    How are you expressing those difficult emotions that creep up from time to time? On this episode of Small Things Often, learn how to transform criticisms into “positive needs” that will help you avoid conflict and arguments — and, ultimately, bring you even closer to your partner.

    • 3 min
    Good Enough Relationship

    Good Enough Relationship

    What is a “good enough” relationship? It’s likely not what you think. In this episode of Small Things Often, we’ll explain how a good enough relationship can help you set healthy expectations.

    • 2 min
    Finding Joy

    Finding Joy

    How much fun have you had with your partner today? Yesterday? Last month? If playful moments are lacking in your relationship, listen to this episode of Small Things Often, and hear why moments of joy are so important — and learn how to consciously create some in your life!

    • 2 min
    Redefining Individuality and Togetherness

    Redefining Individuality and Togetherness

    Are you and your partner spending so much time together that you’re beginning to think you’re losing your individuality and sense of self? On this episode of Small Things Often learn how to balance your relationship between togetherness and separateness.

    • 3 min
    Stress-Reducing Conversations

    Stress-Reducing Conversations

    Are you really listening to your partner? On this episode of Small Things Often, learn how to engage in a stress-reducing conversation that can positively impact your relationship by strengthening your mutual love and trust.

    • 2 min
    Little Repairs That Have A Big Impact

    Little Repairs That Have A Big Impact

    Every couple argues. But the ones who survive and thrive have learned how to repair quickly and often. What does that mean? Tune into this episode of Small Things Often and find out why it’s so important to repair conflicts as they occur.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Mrs.D.2019 ,

An ABSOLUTE for your relationship

These short teachings have truly helped me love my husband better because I can communicate with him better. Healthy communication was not my strong suit coming into our marriage, and the Gottman Institute was recommended to me during marriage prep. I have watched all the YouTube clips I could find, and now consider the weekly podcasts an essential part of my week. I listen to them so that I can grow as a whole person, especially in my role as wife:)

If you can continue to share how to handle having conversations after a long day at work would be great. Also, any tips for juggling family holidays would be appreciated.

LeslyeA ,

Technical problem?

I like the podcast a lot, but it sounds like it is in fast forward?

Nzolo1 ,

Short yet impactful

Bring a fan of Gottman books and methods, I was very excited to find a podcast from the institute. The daily tips given are no nonsense s as nd based on actual research. I also enjoy that I don’t have to set aside a chunk of time to listen like other podcasts. Short, sweet and positive and impactful podcast. Keep up the great work!

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