Resources for Couples

Resources for Couples

There are many fantastic tools and resources available to support couples in strengthening their relationships. Here are a few resources for you and your partner to explore.

Since it is currently more difficult to get away from home for quality time together, here are 24 Dates You Can Try at Home.


Books for Couples:

Book for Couples- Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Dr. John Gottman’s bestselling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is a great primer for couple’s considering therapy. This book describes Dr. Gottman’s research with couples, as well as many of the concepts and tools that are utilized in couples therapy.


Book for Couples- Eight Dates
Eight Dates.

Dr. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman’s new book consists of eight conversation-based dates to promote understanding, commitment, and love. This book has been highly reviewed for new couples and couples that have been together for a long time.


Online Resources for Couples:

It can be helpful to see and hear Dr. Gottman discuss some of the main points from his decades of research that underlie the Gottman Method approach to Couples Therapy. You can view some of these videos on YouTube:

John Gottman, Making Relationships Work- Part 1:

John Gottman, Making Relationships Work- Part 2:

John Gottman, Making Relationships Work- Part 3:

John Gottman, Making Relationships Work- Part 4:

Here are additional videos by the Gottman Institute that are helpful for couples:

The Easiest Way to Improve your Relationship:

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse:

Invest in Your Relationship: the Emotional Bank Account:

Gottman Card Decks App. A great app for couples. Contact us for support in strengthening your relationship today.

Gottman Card Decks App

The Gottman Institute has a free relationship building app that is a great tool for every couple. The app includes free access to 14 of their card desks, used as tools for conversations between partners.


Small Things Often Podcast. A relationship building podcast available through the Gottman Institute.
Small Things Often Podcast

The Gottman Institute now has a Podcast, Small Things Often. This is a great way to access quick reminders for ways to strengthen your relationship.

Marriage Minute Newsletter available from the Gottman Institute.
Marriage Minute Newsletter.

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