The Only Picture of Us Together…

… and we’re reading children’s books.

This was shot by the owner of Elliott Bay books, Seattle’s big independent bookstore. We were in Seattle for a workshop called “The Art & Science of Love” put on by the Gottman Relationship Institute. If it sounds a little Scientologist-y, don’t worry, it’s actually a pretty cool weekend workshop with John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman who wrote the book (actually, many books) on how to have a good marriage.

The Gottmans let us crash the workshop and during breaks, we cornered them in the way obnoxious reporters corner sources who would rather be eating lunch. It was great research for the book, but also for us personally. Jenny learned to pay more attention to her tone when she wants something from her husband, and I learned that I’m the perfect wife.

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