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Your Bank Account

July 17, 2018

Every marriage has an invisible emotional bank account. We make deposits into the account through acts of kindness, words of admiration, gestures of support, and more. We make withdrawals from the account by moments of unkindness, harsh or unfair criticism, words or actions that trigger hurt feelings, and more.

We featured this concept eight years ago (July/August 2010) and believe it’s important enough to link you to a recently released animated short on the topic from The Gottman Institute, the nation’s premier couples research laboratory.