Principle 7: Create Shared Meaning
Principle 7: Create Shared Meaning is one of the seven principles outlined in Dr. John Gottman's book, "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work". This principle emphasizes the importance of having a shared vision for your relationship, including shared values, goals, and a sense of purpose.
According to Dr. Gottman, creating shared meaning is essential for maintaining a strong and fulfilling relationship. When partners have a shared understanding of their relationship and a common vision for their future, they are better able to navigate challenges and work together towards a shared goal.
Creating shared meaning involves creating a shared narrative or story about your relationship. This can include discussing your shared values and goals, and finding ways to integrate them into your daily lives. It also involves finding shared activities and experiences that bring you and your partner closer together.
In addition to improving the overall strength of your relationship, creating shared meaning can also lead to increased intimacy and satisfaction. When partners have a shared understanding of their relationship and a common vision for their future, they are better able to understand and support each other, leading to a stronger, more fulfilling partnership.
Couples will learn specific strategies for creating shared meaning in their relationship, and how to incorporate this principle into their daily lives. Whether you're looking to deepen your connection with your partner or build a stronger and more fulfilling relationship, this class will provide practical tools and insights to help you achieve your goals.