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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
204 helpful votes
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
126 helpful votes
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 that anyone in a relationship/marraige or ever planning to be could get something out of.
Awesome for people who are about to be married or …
Took so many notes on this book. Awesome for people who are about to be married or have been married for years!
So far so good…will update upon completion
Haven’t quite finished the book but so far there are a lot of really helpful ideas.
Very enlightening with simple, but effective exercises!
Great book! Definitely an eye opener. It is not just all about communicating but it helps couples get back to knowing each other. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to strengthen their relationship.
Great book every married couple should read
This is a very good book. Too many bad books out there. This one is worth reading.
Great book, well written
3 helpful votes
Great book, well written, practical exercises, leaves out the ‘proof by vignette’ reasoning of a lot of marriage guidance books…
Lot of good and practical no-nonsense advice