"Our research shows that small, positive behaviors, frequently repeated, can make a big difference in the long-term success of a marriage. You could compare this work to piloting a plane cross-country. A turn of a few degrees over Ohio may seem like a small adjustment - merely fine tuning. But, in the long run it determines whether you end up in San Francisco or Los Angeles. So it is with a long-term relationship. When both partners commit to making small but consistently positive shifts in their interactions, they can take their marriage to a much happier place. And it's easier to assimilate small changes rather than big ones."
--John Gottman, Ph.D.
World renowned expert on marital stability and divorce prediction
Teaching couples how to implement these small changes is a quick and easy way to begin infusing something positive back into the relationship. Even very distressed couples can make small changes that make a difference. In Imago, we call these changes Caring Behaviors and we teach this to couples every day in our practice .