What defines a successful marriage?January 29, 2015 4 Comments on What defines a successful marriage?
To err is human, Gottman says, but to repair is divine.
“The thing that all really good marriages and love relationships have in common is that they communicate to their partner a model that when you’re upset, I listen,” he says. “The world stops, and I listen. And we repair things. We don’t let things go. We don’t leave one another in pain. We talk about it, and we repair it.”
That’s where gentleness comes in.