I am grateful to have had the priviledge to be trained by and receive supervision from Drs. John and Julie Gottman in my training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Institute has performed research over the past 20 years which has shown that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the nine components of healthy relationships.