The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Paperback)
|America's preeminent relationship expert and author of "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail" shares the results of his revolutionary findings to show couples how to create an emotionally intelligent relationship and keep it on track.|
From the Publisher:
Drawing on groundbreaking research into the dynamics of healthy relationships, a study of the basic principles that make up a happy, longlasting marriage shares easytounderstand, helpful advice on how to cope with such issues as work, children, money, sex, and stress.
After decades of studying both successful and splitting married couples, John Gottman has distilled his findings into basic precepts for success, explaining how and why they work. Rejecting traditional assumptions about the things that make a marriage work, Gottman cites "emotional intelligence" as the bedrock of marital success. He turns his empirical findings into practical, specific advice for those in search of a long-term, close partnership. He offers plenty of quizzes and questionnaires to help determine the chances of making a relationship lasting and satisfying, and he details a concrete, seven-point plan for enhancing these odds. Filled with humor and written in a highly accessible, friendly style, this guide will show couples the way to beat the divorce statistics and strive toward optimal success in making their marriages emotionally fruitful.
Customer Reviews of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Good read about marriage8/15/2013
A very reasonable as well as scientific approach to marriage is shown in this book. Many marriage oriented books offer logical short term band-aids (e.g., focusing on perceived Mars or Venus gender differences, communicating better, smoothing over conflicts) that make for a provocative read & admirable goals, but by and large fail in the long-run to resuscitate shaky marriages.
great for couples in love and in trouble11/28/2007
As a therapist I have recommended this book frequently. I have attended Dr Gottman's training on marital communication and this book is very good at summing up much of his research. This book identifies behaviors that are helpful in developing and maintaining a quality relationship. It also identifies the behaviors causing relationships to falter and their "antidotes" to repair them.