The seven principles for making marriage work : a practical guide from the country's foremost relationship expert / John Gottman, and Nan Silver
Book | Harmony Books | 2015 | Second edition.
Available at WCTC Counseling Services (HQ734 .G7136 2015) plus 1 more
xviii, 295 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by [Harmony Books], an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, New York, in ."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Inside the Seattle Love Lab : the truth about happy marriages -- What does make marriage work? -- How I predict divorce -- Principle 1 : enhance your love maps -- Principle 2 : nurture your fondness and admiration -- Principle 3 : turn toward each other instead of away -- Principle 4 : let your partner influence you -- The two kinds of marital conflict -- Principle 5 : solve your solvable problems -- Coping with typical solvable problems -- Principle 6 : overcome gridlock -- Principle 7 : create shared meaning -- Afterword : what now?
Silver, Nan, author.
7 principles for making marriage work