Dr. Dana McNeil, the Founder of The Relationship Place, answers the question, “Can I do the Gottman Method on my own?” While it is possible to get the book and do the Gottman Method yourself, it can be difficult to stick with it. Having a therapist or counselor who can guide you on how to put it into practice, explain the reality of it, and show what it looks like in real life will benefit you far more. By doing it yourself, you’re allowing a lot of trial and error that could have been easily avoided with the help of a professional.
The Gottman Method is a system of therapy that has been developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman over the past few decades. It is based on the idea that marriages can be saved if couples learn to understand and respect each other’s individual needs. If you are experiencing trouble in your marriage, or just want to make sure your marriage stays strong, learning about and using the Gottman Method could be a good step for you. As you learn about it, it’s important to have professionals to help guide you on how you can apply it to your reality as a married couple. Dr. Dana McNeil and all of us at The Relationship Place can help you do just that.