Are you looking to strengthen your relationship and deepen the connection with your partner? Look no further than this relationship workbook, which offers exercises and guidance for building a strong and lasting bond with your loved one. Whether you’re newly together or have been in a long-term relationship, this workbook can help you maintain a healthy and fulfilling partnership.
A certified Gottman Method couples therapist developed this workbook with over 30 years of experience helping couples learn how to feel closer, communicate better, and have more fun. The worksheets and handouts are science-backed and tested in private couples therapy sessions.
What Is the Relationship Workbook All About and How Can It Bring Long Lasting Love?
Who doesn’t want long lasting love?
Yet the costs of couples therapy with a seasoned relationship expert are skyrocketing to the point where it is often inaccessible.
Relational psychologists have spent decades researching what leads to long lasting love and what leads to separation and divorce. We know what works and what doesn’t. We know how to coach you to make slight changes in your language, habits, and ever-day routines.
Much of what happens in private therapy is inappropriate to attempt in a DIY workbook. Challenges such as abuse, addiction, and betrayal are best treated by a licensed mental health professional who completes a full assessment before offering recommendations.
But a lot of the information usually hidden behind the confidential doors of couples therapy offices is solid, common sense, practical advice that can be applied to 99% of relationships. Marriage therapists repeat themselves session after session, sharing the same tools and strategies with every single couple who walks through their doors. So many of the challenges are exactly the same (though most people think they are alone, and that their problems are unique).
If you've been in love, you know what it's like to feel frustrated, unappreciated, and to wonder if your problems are fixable.
The Couples Therapy Workbook is designed to help couples build and maintain a strong, healthy, and fulfilling bond. It offers interactive exercises, conversation starters, and guidance from a certified couples therapist. In less than one hour a day, you can deepen your connection with your partner, enhance communication skills, resolve conflicts effectively, and foster intimacy. You’ll find practical tips and tools you can use to nurture your relationship over time and create lasting love. Whether you’re just getting started or have been together for years, this workbook can help you take your relationship to the next level.
It might even feel like you have a Gottman couples therapist in your backpack.
What Communication Exercises Does it Include?
The workbook includes handouts and worksheets that you can complete together in the comfort of your own home. You have the benefit of participating in a DIY couples therapy workshop with a relationship expert without the high cost, risk of seeing people you recognize, or extensive time commitment and scheduling challenges. If you are a busy couple, and your relationship is important to you, but you feel it may require a tune-up, this Couples Therapy Workbook, based on the research of John Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Tara Brach might be just what you need right now.
It is designed to be fun and positive so you can enjoy long lasting love. Create your own couples retreat in your backyard (or even bring it along to your favorite vacation spot). Each chapter starts with a self-reflection quiz. You will complete your quizzes separately and then share your answers. This creates some structure to ensure you’re not letting your relationship slip to the back burner (but also not reading some heady book together that is wonderful in theory but does nothing to help you in the real world).
You can see the “look inside” feature to see what’s in the couples communication workbook HERE.
Here is what you’ll get:
- Self-Reflection True or False and Multiple Choice Quizzes
- Couples Therapy Worksheets
- Communication Ground Rules Handouts
- Conversation Starters to Use with Your Partner
- Science-Backed Relationship Advice from a Gottman Method Couples Therapist
- Examples of Conflict Resolution Strategies That Work
- Mistakes Couples Make in Communication and How to Avoid Them
- Motivation to Carve Out Time to Have Meaningful Conversations with Your Partner
How Printable Gottman Method Worksheets Can Help Strengthen Your Relationship
The Gottman Method is a popular therapeutic approach to relationship counseling that emphasizes building strong emotional bonds between partners. If you want to strengthen your relationship, a Couples Therapy Workbook with printable Gottman Method worksheets can be a helpful tool for improving communication, trust, and intimacy with your partner. These conflict resolution worksheets offer structured activities and exercises designed to promote healthy communication and build a deeper connection with your loved one.
If you’d like to create your own DIY Gottman couples therapy retreat, read this article for step-by-step instructions: The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Successful Couple Retreat Using the Gottman Method.
Additional Resources: Books, conflict assessment tools, relationship personality quizzes, and therapy options to further enhance your use of Gottman Method worksheets.
While printable Gottman Method worksheets can be a great tool for building long lasting love, additional resources are also available to enhance your use of this approach.
If you want to learn more about your Gottman conflict resolution style, he divides the styles into three functional conflict management styles (Validating, Avoiding and Volatile), and two dysfunctional conflict management styles (Hostile and Hostile Detached). Here is a quiz to learn your preferred conflict management style. Take these communication assessments by clicking the purple boxes below:
John and Julie Gottman has written several books on relationships that provide more in-depth information and guidance for couples who want to build stronger bonds, including The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, 8 Dates, and What Makes Love Last, which can all be purchased on Amazon.
Additionally, if you need a more intensive level of support, licensed therapists trained in the Gottman Method can help guide you through the process and provide personalized guidance to address specific challenges in your relationship. Dr. Michael Silverstein offers two day intensive Gottman Method Couples Therapy sessions in Bryn Maw, PA. You can learn more HERE.