“Marriage is not suppose to make you happy. It’s suppose to make you married, and once you are safely and totally married, then you have a structure of security and support from which you are free to make yourself happy, rather than wasting your adulthood looking for structure.” – Frank Pittman

In Pursuit of Happiness

People who express more positivity than others live longer. Would you believe up to ten years longer? Research supports that the way to pursue contentment or happiness is to pursue positivity each day. Moment by moment, you build the life you seek. Negativity and neutrality constrain your experience of the world. Whereas positivity draws you out to explore, […]

The Plus Side of Conflict

World renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D. and Professor emeritus in psychology, has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. One of the unexpected takeaways from his studies was that conflict need not be destructive. In fact, Dr. Gottman has observed that well-managed conflict […]