Entries by Cody Humston

Building Stronger Connections: The Power of Gottman Couples Therapy

By Tara Rullo, LCSW

There are countless approaches and techniques designed to help couples navigate the challenges that come with committed relationships. One particularly effective and research-backed method is Gottman Couples Therapy. Developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this approach focuses on strengthening the friendship, deepening emotional connection, and enhancing intimacy between partners. Let’s explore some key principles of Gottman Couples Therapy, shedding light on why it has become a widely acclaimed approach for relationship enrichment.

How to Deeply Listen to Your Partner Complain About You… and Why You Should Get Good at This!

By Tara Rullo, LCSW

One of the hardest things to do in any relationship is to take in negative feedback. If it is our spouse or partner who is giving us feedback, especially if the feedback contains a complaint, we often react with defensiveness. While defensiveness is a natural response, it is one we must train ourselves out of if we want to create a safe environment for communication.