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A Successful Bid

March 4, 2011

John Gottman (relationship guru) stated in a tweet the other day,

A wife reads a funny bit from the paper to her husband. His response to her “bid” for connection can either build or discourage closeness.

We all have a desire for attention, acceptance, and love.  The example Gottman gives is something that happens each and everyday in our relationships.  When others approach you in hopes of connection and closeness, how do you generally respond?  Is there eye contact or does an iphone or TV screen stand in the way?  Is time carved out or do people have to take a number?  How we relate to those we love can be whittled down to the smallest of choices and actions.   Be determined to express your love and care to those closest to you in even the smallest of ways today.

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