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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.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Harmony; Revised ed. edition (May 5, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553447718
- ISBN-13: 978-0553447712
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
Powerful, Practical, and Personal
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When it was first published back in 1999, this book made a huge impact that shot authors and marriage counselors, John Gottmann and Nan Silver to fame, becoming their most popular book. Using interviews, research, and scienfic data analysis, the authors begin with a startling claim: They can predict an impending divorce with a 91% accuracy just by looking at various signs. Moreover, they criticize most marital therapies as ineffective. They can recognize the four horsemen of the relationship apocalypse. They can also tell the health of a marriage by asking a few questions and observing the responses. Fortunately, they are able to come up with seven principles not just to make marriage work, but to sustain it over the long haul. In brief, the principles are:
Just In Time
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Read this book just when I was about to give up on my marriage. It turns out that there have been so many things I took for granted and this book helped me realize exactly what my husband and I have been doing right, what we’ve been doing wrong and what else we can do to strengthen the bond. This saved me from so much marital grief and frustration.
GREAT book to read together!
This book is GREAT – with lots of exercises to do with your spouse, and ways to identify the individual issues that you may be facing in your marriage so you can focus where you need to. Also has simple ways to just be kinder to each other – highly recommend reading this together as a marriage strengthening activity! It’s more of a coach – with steps to take to improve things – than some therapists, who just sit there and nod. John Gottman is the best.
It really help me to understand that I am not the only one with feelings and frustrations and that I am not perfect, everybody should read this book it helps with …
I am reading this book before my wedding, and I have to say it has change my view of marriage and the reason why many times relationships fail. The exercises are hard when you are in the heat of the moment but over time you can really get use to the techniques. It really help me to understand that I am not the only one with feelings and frustrations and that I am not perfect, everybody should read this book it helps with any relationship, family, friends…
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It’s got more than one good point here. And it gives insights and actual things to help resolve conflict instead of ‘try harder.’
I loved this book and have referred it to several people …
I bought this as I’m interested in pursuing a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I loved this book and have referred it to several people as well as gifted it to newlyweds. It’s a fantastic resource if you are interested in keeping or getting your marriage functioning!
Very insightful book. Any couple who’s discussions aren’t productive should definitely purchase this book. It’s a great guide to healthy communication, conflict management, and resolution.
Might be the only marriage book you’ll ever need
This is easily one of the most useful, insightful marriage books I’ve read. My wife and I did the work together. It was not only an eye-opener – but a problem solver.
Now for plan A
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I’ve been quite lost of late. I think I have some tools and pieces to maybe find my way now, not just in my marriage, but also in myself. Lots if probing questions, scenarios and explanations. No magic potion to solve it all, but call for one to dig in and do some work…okay a lot of work.
The Scientific Approach to Making Marriage Work
My husband and I are working our way through this book. We enjoy the scientific approach that the book describes about how to analyze and solve problems in our relationship. I highly recommend this book. We just made it to the first principle and already it has opened us up to be comfortable working together.