85 Laura Heck and Zach Brittle


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Laura and Zach have a research-based approach to relationships. Join us in our conversation with them on red flags in marriages, if marriage is worth saving and what single people should be looking for in a spouse. We learned SO much and know you will too!

Here are a few topics that we cover:

0:00 introduction

4:00 what is the Gottman Institute?

8:20 the most common piece of advice for couples

12:36 why is marriage worth saving?

15:45 advice for single people searching for a spouse

25:35 separating the identity of being parents vs being married

31:28 the four horsemen of the apocalypse

34:40 defensiveness

41:52 strategies for dealing with conflict

47:07 practicing emotional intelligence

1:03:03 importance of switching things up during a rut

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