From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work comes a groundbreaking, practical program for repairing troubled relationships (and enriching healthy ones) with all the important people in our lives.
In The Relationship Cure, Dr. John Gottman draws on substantial new research, as well as twenty years of experience studying relationships of many kinds to reveal the keys to what makes relationships work, why they break down, and how to fix them.
He introduces the powerful new concept of the “emotional bid,” which he calls the fundamental unit of emotional connection, and he shows that all good relationships are built up through a process or making and receiving successful bids. Bids range from little things like a tap on the arm to express affection all the way up to the most probing and intimate ways we communicate. The Relationship Cure begins with revealing dialogues showing the bidding process in action. Dr. Gottman then instructs us how to analyze our own strengths and weaknesses in bidding interactions, as well as those of the important people in our lives, and presents the specific advice for using emotional bidding to build better relationships with spouses, lovers, children, siblings, friends, bosses, and colleagues.
The Relationship Cure offers a powerful and simple set of steps with which to repair and enrich all of the relationships in our lives. Download and start listening now!