The Gottman Institute
Healthy couples constantly make and accept bids to connect. When you turn towards those bids, you communicate to your partner that you see and value them.
Try to notice the ways in which you and your partner respond to such bids for attention, empathy, or connection in your interactions. You may find yourself too overwhelmed to respond with High Energy responses all the time: let them be your ultimate goal, not an expectation placed on either partner.
Read more about the power of bids and how to respond to them on the Gottman Relationship Blog: https://bit.ly/39UEOTS