Julie Gottman on the 'Eight Dates' Every Couple Should Go On

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“Eight Dates,” by relationship experts Julie and John Gottman outlines conversation-based outings designed to rekindle connection in established couples and weed out mismatches in new ones. The recommended dates include an outing centered around conflict — the “agree to disagree” date — and others that focus on sex, work and commitment. This Valentine's Day, we talk with Julie Gottman about her latest book and her decades of research on marriage. And we want to hear from you: What kind of dates keep your relationship exciting?


Julie Gottman, co-author, "Eight Dates: Essential Conversations For A Lifetime Of Love"; co-founder and president, The Gottman Institute