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 meaning Packed 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 Author
John Gottman, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington and the "New York Times" bestselling author of over two dozen books, including "The Relationship Cure," "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," and "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work." Nan Silver is the former editor-in-chief of "Health" magazine and coauthor, with John Gottman, of "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" and "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail."
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.
"Gottman comes to this endeavor with the best of qualifications: he's got the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic." ---Newsweek