The Gottman Approach and The Love Lab

Dr. John Gottman’s genius was born out of need. He admits that he struggled with relationships and decided that the best way to learn how to have a successful relationship is to study them.

His research began decades ago in the “Love Lab”. The Love Lab was a small apartment where he and his team watched newlyweds interact with one another during an ordinary day. He watched every nuance of their interactions including their facial expressions, the tone of voice, the muscle tension,  the blood pressure heart rate.

Dr. John Gottman spent decades studying and researching couples and as a result he was able to determine specific relationships skills and habits that happily married couples practiced…and the patterns and behaviors that unhappy couples applied. Based on these findings Dr. John Gottman is able to predict with over 90% accuracy which marriages will flourish and which marriages will end in divorce.

Dr. John Gottman and his wife Dr. Julie Gottman have dedicated their lives to helping couples build solid relationships. And they have been committed to educating couples and marriage therapists like me to help couples thrive. The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy teaches people the little things that destroy marriages and the keys to building trust, commitment and a ‘sound relationship house’.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
Research tells us that it takes most couples 7 years of marital distress before they seek out therapy. And couples who are emotionally disengaged might stay in an unhappy marriage/relationship for up to 16 years before seeking marriage counseling.

The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you have been in turmoil. And it doesn’t even matter if you have spent years together as ships passing in the night. It’s not over until it is over.

From birth all the way into old age every one of us carry the desire for connection. We want to feel loved, cherished, valued and connected to our partner. We want to know that our partner has our back. The key ingredient to creating a loving and happy marriage is the desire to put things back together and the willingness to learn.

If you wish to strengthen your marriage or your love relationship we have solutions.
A. Private Relationship Counseling/Marriage Counseling for Couples
B. Relationship Skills Workshops for Couples

Join us for a Presentation on the 4 Destructive Argument Styles for Couples To Avoid!

  • Learn exactly which argument styles lead to divorce
  • Learn what your body language is saying.
  • Learn how to fight fairly so your relationship wins

When? Wednesday July 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $20 per couple
Location: Roswell or Dunwoody
Call or email us today to reserve your seat. Seating is limited.
Laura B. Temin has completed Level 3 of Gottman Method Training. Laura is also trained in Dr. Sue Johnson’s, Emotion Focused Therapy. Laura combines aspects from Emotion Focused Therapy along with Gottman Couples counseling skills based on what is the best fit for the couple, to help couples move through distress. Because couples are often attracted to their opposite, Laura explains the effect that individual Learning and Processing Styles has on one’s relationship.


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