Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work.Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Gottman has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage:-Maintain a love map-Foster fondness and admiration-Turn toward instead of away-Accept influence-Solve solvable conflicts-Cope with conflicts you can't resolve-Create shared meaningPacked with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, this is the definitive guide for any couple who wants their relationship to realize its highest potential.
About the Authors:
John Gottman, Ph.D., is a New York Times bestselling author and professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. With his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, he is the co-founder and co-director of the Gottman Institute, an organization that offers educational materials, therapists' and couples' workshops, and therapy to couples and families. He has published over 190 papers and is the author or coauthor of over two dozen books, including The Marriage Clinic, The Relationship Cure, and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. John has appeared on television programs including Good Morning America and the The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been profiled in such publications as the New York Times, Glamour, People, and Psychology Today.
Nan Silver is a former magazine editor and the coauthor, with John Gottman, of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. She lives in New York.
John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.