TX Section 1: The Structure of a Healthy Relationship

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

“The Sound Relationship House” – Developed by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Having a sound relationship house is the goal. You may be asking yourself, “What is a relationship house?”  A sound relationship house is not by definition a perfect house, but rather a house that is functional. It has good days and it has bad days, but overall the house functions, is safe and is a place where a family or couple can thrive. There are four components of the Sound Relationship House. These components include:

  • Friendship,
  • Positive Perspective
  • Managing Conflict
  • Supporting each other’s hopes and dreams and having a shared understanding of the meaning