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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.
Can help with personal and professional relationships
I got this book for research for a class in my graduate program. I actually found it fun to read with my co-worker. I’m the manager of a small location and she’s my assistant. We found so many things that work for our working relationship.
Nice book. Good tips.
Recommended by my friend! Great book……
it’s awesome at helping couples reconnect
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Very helpful to my husband and I. It starts off a bit dry filled with lots of data. But once it gets into the principles, it’s awesome at helping couples reconnect.
46 yrs of marriage!
Very realistic, practical ideas about how to make a marriage work…I’ve been married for 46 yrs and it made since to me! So I gave it to my kids.
Lots of great tips and couple’s examples of dynamics and why one …
A rather intense “workbook” but it certainly points out why successful marriages work, and how to make yours successful. Lots of great tips and couple’s examples of dynamics and why one method is better than the other.
Updated version is worth the buy
This updated version of this book is a must have for anyone interest in Gottman’s work or in need of relationship advice.