The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert Paperback – May 5 2015
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With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.
Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
From the Publisher
|Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage||The Man’s Guide to Women||The Relationship Cure||And Baby Makes Three|
|Vital tools—scientifically based and empirically verified—that you can use to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication.||Unlocks the mystery of how to attract, satisfy, and succeed with a woman for a lifetime. For the first time ever, there is a science-based answer to the age-old question: What do women really want in a man?||A powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work.||Helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.|
-- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
"Gottman stays refreshingly down to earth, rather than on Mars and Venus."
-- Bill Marvel and Geoffrey Norman, American Way
"Gottman comes to this endeavor with the best of qualifications: he's got the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic."
"Twenty-five years of landmark marital research."
-- USA Today
"Offers something every relationship can benefit from."
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Astonishing new research!"
-- Woman's World
"Debunks many myths about divorce . . . reveals surprising facts . . . enlightening!"
About the Author
JOHN GOTTMAN, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington; executive director of his laboratory, the Relationship Research Institute; and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH research scientist career award for twenty years. Dr. Gottman is the author of more than two hundred professional journal articles and forty-two books, as well as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his extensive contributions to marriage and family research.
NAN SILVER is a former editor in chief of Health magazine and coauthor, with Dr. Gottman, of What Makes Love Last: and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail.
- ASIN : 0553447718
- Publisher : Harmony; Revised ed. edition (May 5 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780553447712
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553447712
- Item weight : 227 g
- Dimensions : 13.18 x 1.65 x 20.22 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in Canada on May 31, 2021
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I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars because of the ways Gottman frequently insisted in the differences between men and women in relationships. In our marriage, I am much more likely to be the person Gottman identifies as the woman and my wife the man. These things clearly aren’t set in stone and I think Gottman’s reinforcing of these gendered differences it mostly unhelpful.
In terms of the book itself, it's pretty bad quality for the price. The inside pages are newspaper-like material -- very thin and light. I think for that reason alone I would hesitate to buy it for friends, even though I think the content is top-quality.
I read it to help me in my work - I Helo woman in their love life.
Ir was a pleasant surprise to read it and find out that my husband and I do what Dr Gottman teaches in this book.
Every couple should read it, specially the ones struggling in they marriages.
People that plan to get married one day should read too, so they can prepare themselves for this amazing journey that is marriage.
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Wish I had known some of this sooner.
Certainly helped me get closer to wifey and identify things I do which really aren't helpful to our marriage. Recommended by me.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 14, 2020
I don't like how many quizzes there are, and feel that for the price of the book it could be longer. Some good tips to take from it, which I think deep down if you've got common sense you do know most of them anyway, but good to have some case studies of other couples to compare against.
A summary of do's and don't's at the back would be good, to save constant flicking back and referring to different sections of the book, just for quick refresher moments when you feel you need it when problems or arguments arise.
I did like learning about the "horsemen" in a relationship and really will work on getting shot of some of these niggles coming up in our marriage.
After 20 years together, we still love each other very much, and can't bear the thought of having issues in our relationship with each other.
For what it's worth, before I read this book, we had agreed that to move forward we need to remember to treat each other like we treat our close friends. With respect, an empathetic ear, concern, love, loyalty and gratitude. We feel like lately we've taken it for granted the other one is just "there" and we aren't as careful with our words and actions.
Our plan was concreted in this book. It's at least given me reassurance that we have been dealing with our issues in the right way.