John Gottman, in his research with couples, divided them into the “Masters and Disasters” of Marriage. One of the findings was that “Masters” of relationship (or any kind successful couples) excelled, not in avoiding conflict, but in navigating the challenges of conflict with skill and with love.

In this video, Connie breaks down the process followed by successful couples. Click the button below for a pdf resource that goes more into depth. And, as always, this and many other easy-to-implement relationship skills can be accessed in Connie’s five-week, online course, A Mindful Love.