Relationships & Family

Find a workshop

Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: You have engaged in long-term research to help shed light on why some marriages succeed and others don't. Aren’t relationships between individuals wholly unique and subject to environmental, chemical, and dynamic influences? John: That's an empirical question. Is there a similarity between relationships that aren’t working well? And relationships that are functioning well, are they similar to one another? And are the two groups different from one another? The answer to all three questions is “yes.”  More
Omega Institute Debunking Relationship Myths, Part 2 by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Omega: With the subject of marriage equality in making national and international headlines, do you feel that we are at a dawning of a new era where the institution of marriage has an opportunity to find more relevance and meaning? More
Omega Institute Remembering Jyoti: Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women by Mallika Dutt
Calling on Men & Women to Help End the Culture of Violence Against Women
One year ago, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, boarded a bus with a friend and headed home. She never got there. Jyoti was brutally raped by the men on the bus, her injuries severe enough to kill her. The outcry that followed sent thousands of protesters—women and men—into the streets. That men were part of the protests is significant and signals an important shift in the way we globally respond to violence against women.  More
Talking With Kids & Teens About Money
I was talking to my dentist today about flossing one’s teeth. He said the vast majority of his patients do not floss regularly and yet the handful that do are absolutely passionate about doing it. Interestingly, he observed the catalyst for starting to floss often was not “information” (i.e. people who floss have fewer dental issues) but rather something hitting them “emotionally” (i.e. a family member undergoing painful dental treatments). More
Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
The Pathway to a Civilization of Love
“The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between men and women.” Whether or not D. H. Lawrence was overstating the case in making this prophetic pronouncement, he was pointing to something very real. The crisis in relations between women and men is of massive proportions and is creating profound misery for literally billions of people across the planet. More
Omega Institute Facebook Adds Custom Gender Option
Facebook announced in February that those people using the site in US English will be able to choose a ‘custom’ gender, filling in the field as the person likes, as well the option to choose a custom audience for this gender and choosing a preferred pronoun.  More
Omega Institute Super Green Rainbow Salad by Suzanne Boothby
Serves 6 Ingredients1 bunch kale, chopped1/2 red cabbage, shreddedsea salt 1 cucumber, chopped2 carrots, shredded1 yellow pepper, chopped1/2 cup sunflower seedssea salt and pepper to taste More
Omega Institute Put Your Partner Before Your Phone
Banish phones from the bedroom. Use a dedicated clock for your alarm. If you need to have your phone in your room—for example, you may be in a profession that really does require you to be reached at any hour—pledge not to check email while in bed. Make the bedroom an intimate, unplugged place.  More
Omega Institute Celebrating Men and Women by Alison Armstrong
On Cultivating a Compassionate Understanding of Family Conflict More

Pages