The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

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Orion, 2000 - Marriage - 271 pages
346 Reviews

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work.

Gottman has scientifically analysed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviour that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr Gottman's workshops, this is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

'An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligent - and long-lasting - marriage' Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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I love research and practical advice from research.. - Goodreads
Good insights, principles, and exercises. - Goodreads
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Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to apply! - Goodreads
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Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Zana - Goodreads

Recommended by our premarital counselor. I like that the book is research-based rather than an "expert" pontificating on his view of the world. That said, the research spans the past 30 years, and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

Such a great book. The author makes the book interesting and interactive, but mostly exposes a lot of myths about marriage that are simply not true! I feel like I have a new mindset towards marriage ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

John Gottman revolutionised the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and co-founder and co-director of The Gottman Institute.

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