Fight Right – Turn Conflict Into Connection

We talk to the Gottmans and hear from you: how do you handle conflict in your relationship?

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by Alexis Madrigal and Mina Kim

This is a simple recap of some of the important concepts of the newly published book by Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD and John Gottman, PhD, How Successful Couples Turn Conflict Into Connection, Fight Right.

Find out about the ideal ratio of positive to negative comments in a couple’s conversation! This is vital to interrupt the common tendency of “heaping a stack of negative criticisms” in one conversation.

Learn the Gottman research on “flooding” or becoming angry during a conversation with your partner. This will help you and your partner learn to take a 20 minute break when “flooded with feelings” rather than continue the discussion when heated.