Relationships and Family

…When your family shares a deeper intimacy and respect, problems between family members will seem lighter to bear.

John M. Gottman, Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child



Behind every complaint is a deep personal longing. ~ John Gottman

Gottman, John & Gottman, Julie (Seven Principles That Make Marriage Work (2015, revised and updated).
Johnson, Susan. (2008) Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Johnson, Susan (2013). Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
Heitler, Susan & Hirsch, Abigail (2003). The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage

Masters of Love: The Atlantic article about John Gottman’s research
How To Keep Love Going Strong: YES magazine article summarizing John Gottman’s seven principles for healthy relationships.
Attachment Theory and Relationships – Chicago Tribune article about Sue Johnson’s newest book, Love Sense.
Hold Me Tight – a Psychology today article about Susan Johnson’s theory.


The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. ~ Peggy O’Mara

Gottman, John, Declaire, Joan, Goleman, Daniel (1998). Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting
Greene, Ross (2014). The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Siegel, Daniel & Bryson, Tina Payne (2014). No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Approach to Calming the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.
Siegel, Daniel (2015). Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain