Relationship Minute: The Power of Friendship

Are you friends with your partner?

Dr. John Gottman says that long-term romantic committed relationships are rooted in deep friendship. Being friends with your partner is the foundation that supports your ability to make good repairs, have great sex, and stay in a positive perspective.

Just like in platonic relationships, building a strong friendship requires intentional steps towards knowing each other. Here are a few ways to begin.

  • Try new activities together 
  • Ask open-ended questions 
  • Listen to each other’s stories 
  • Support your partner 

You and your partner are like your own team. You’ve got each other’s backs, and your friendship has the power to make your love last a lifetime.

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The Relationship Minute is from The Gottman Institute. Visit their website.