John Gottman was recently on Anderson Cooper’s show and there was some great stuff talked about that highlighted some of the practical applications of his scientific research
Gottman is a well respected couple’s relationship researcher who can predict with 94% accuracy whether a couple will get divorced by looking, over the course of about 3 hours, at:
- how they talk about each other,
- how they talk to each other and
- what happens to their body (heart rate, blood pressure, etc.) when they talk to each other.
This has created a body of knowledge where we know what behaviors are destructive to relationships, and which are conducive to lasting relationships that is hard-core, solid stuff.