Your First Date -source: Gottman Institute

Do you remember your first date?

It’s a story you’re probably familiar with. After all, you were there.

Take turns, and share the story from your perspective—almost as you would tell it to someone who wasn’t there.

Go into the details of your own experience. What do you remember thinking? What were your impressions of your partner at the time? What were you each wearing?

When it’s your turn to listen, resist the urge to correct your partner’s memory or to interrupt. You may, however, ask clarifying questions.

Practice telling each other about other positive experiences you’ve shared this way. Developing this way of processing can make it easier to talk about conflict after the fact. -source: Gottman Institute

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