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The takeaways were many, but here are three we've consistently put into play since our Gottman Method weekend — see if they work for you! Yet we often broach important personal topics the same way we might bring up agenda items at a business meeting; we are brusque, efficient and, all too frequently, demanding.

Vital subjects deserve a respectful tone: These are gentle explorations of an issue that begin with and build on collaboration, not complaints or ultimatums.

And you know what? In the few short months since the seminar, we've gotten pretty good at this. Rather than surfacing an issue with an announcement of impending doom — "We're going to miss our vacation this year!

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The seminar reminded us that the human How to make your relationship more romantic with the proximal — what happened today, what we're doing this weekend — can eclipse our thoughts about the future. We forget to share our hopes or brainstorm our dreams with the one person they will affect the most.

That's too bad, given the fun — and intimacy!

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Most couples also find it stimulating to contemplate change or adventure, or to anticipate some distant but delicious event. So now Fred and I make sure we do just that — together — every so often.

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What is it about ritual that makes it such a basic human need? The world's religions use ancient chants, sacred totems and ceremonies that haven't changed in hundreds of years to express reverence for the divine. Doubtless you already have a few relationship rituals of your own.

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For Fred and me, those had been fairly predictable: We celebrated each other's birthdays and Valentine's Day. Other couples attending the retreat reported that they had scheduled a weekly candlelight dinner or made plans to take a new class together each year.

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And now to the question you've probably been wondering: Are there awkward moments in a Gottman Weekend? During the last part of the seminar, for example, the program called for us to apply our new relationship skills to a "gridlock" issue — one that we had tried and failed to resolve. Fred is a disciplined athlete — and, more often than not, an abstemious eater.

By contrast, I tend to drink more than one glass of wine at dinner, and I admit to carrying around an extra 15 pounds.


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