Just in time for Valentines day â€“ those of you with iPhones stuffed in your purse or pocket can download a new app by Drs. Gottman, the Love Map app. One of the findings from Drs. Gottmanâ€™s extensive research is that couples who know the details of their partnersâ€™ likes, dislikes, hopes, fears, and aspirations are more likely to show resilience under stress. This resiliance, of course, reduces the likelihood of a couple turning against each other when things get tough. The Love Map app is a set of virtual cards that allow partners to play a fun game and get to know their partner â€“ thus bringing more strength (and humor) into their relationship. Don and I downloaded this app and, even after 29 years of marriage, we found some surprises.
The Love Map app is available for $1.99 through the iTunes store or from Drs. Gottmanâ€™s website. (And, no, weâ€™re not getting anything from sharing this with you, except a smile knowing that youâ€™ll enjoy this relationship building game.)
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day!
Don & Jane