The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

October 9, 2015 - Comment

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:

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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.

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The Book Goddess says:

I enjoy his statistics and how spot-on he is on his … I had the opportunity to review this book from NetGalley and jumped at the chance. I studied John Gottman when I was a psychology undergrad and again in graduate school. I’ve always respected John Gottman in the realm of marriage therapy, as most of his teaching stems from empirically-based research findings. His “love lab” at the University of Washington is a wealth of data and the data doesn’t lie. I enjoy his statistics and how spot-on he is on his assessments. I also enjoy that many times he points out that even happy and healthy relationships can have issues…but the reason they don’t tank your marriage is because of the strong foundation you and your partner have. He really stresses the importance of your “love map” which is primarily how well and how deeply you know your partner (their friends, stresses, dreams, fears, hobbies, likes/dislikes, etc.). I would count myself lucky in that I consider myself to have a solid and healthy marriage in this…

E. Ervin says:

Lots of information but use wisely This is an interesting book for sure. I have read several books about ‘making marriages work’ and found this one to be one of the better ones. It is very readable and has some good information. I do not pretend to be an expert on making marriages work but having been married for 47 years and going through a whole lot including a separation due to the Vietnam War, the loss of a child, illnesses, minor and major events, I think that truly nobody can tell anybody else how to make a marriage work. What works for some won’t work for others. I would take the information in this book for how it can apply to each individual situation and go from there. I would not use this book or any other such book as a Bible for making marriages work.

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