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Author: John M. Gottman Narrator: J. Charles Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455871834
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For the past thirty-five years, John Gottman’s research has been internationally recognized for its unprecedented ability to precisely measure interactive processes in couples and to predict the long-term success or failure of relationships. In this groundbreaking book, he presents a new approach to understanding and changing couples: a fundamental social skill called “emotional attunement,” which describes a couple’s ability to fully process and move on from negative emotional events, ultimately creating a stronger relationship.

Gottman draws from this longitudinal research and theory to show how emotional attunement can downregulate negative affect, help couples focus on positive traits and memories, and even help prevent domestic violence. He offers a detailed intervention devised to cultivate attunement, thereby helping couples connect, respect each other, and show affection. Emotional attunement is extended to tackle the subjects of flooding, the story we tell ourselves about our relationship, conflict, personality, changing relationships, and gender. Gottman also explains how to create emotional attunement when it is missing, to lay a foundation that will carry the relationship through difficult times.

Gottman encourages couples to cultivate attunement through awareness, tolerance, understanding, non-defensive listening, and empathy. These qualities, he argues, inspire confidence in couples, and the sense that despite the inevitable struggles, the relationship is enduring and resilient.

This audiobook, an essential follow-up to his 1999 The Marriage Clinic, offers therapists, students, and researchers a detailed intervention for working with couples, and offers couples a roadmap to a stronger future together.

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Liv Mari | 7/31/2018

    " A very thoroughly explained roadmap to make one able to understand all kinds of human relationships better. Very helpful, not only for couples. (But I liked better to listen to Gottman himself as the narrator.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/28/2013

    " I enjoy most of the insights, but doubt that life should be mechanized down to an equation. I was hoping for more insight and less game theory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. | 6/18/2013

    " If you think of his research like a deck of cards, he reshuffled the deck and came to some new conclusions. Original and thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 1/28/2013

    " He has some very relevant information on how couples can become aware of each others communication patterns. He also has a great diagram of a house that is a visual explanation of how to establish trust in a relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 12/5/2012

    " Fascinating but complicated sometimes. The theory is on point and basic enough to really apply but it may need a re-read to understand the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lela | 11/7/2012

    " Accessibly written to people outside the field, Gottman has observed human relationships for decades. This book is about romantic relationships and all kinds, lots of hints at how to not screw up little kids emotionally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malise | 7/22/2012

    " An important book for anyone wanting to keep up to date in the field of couple therapy. "

About the Author

John M. Gottman, PhD, is the cofounder and codirector of the Gottman Institute, along with his wife. He is also the James W. Mifflin professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle and the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his groundbreaking relationship research. His work has been featured on many national television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Dateline, and Good Morning America.

About the Narrator

J. Charles has narrated nearly one hundred audio books throughout his career. His readings include numerous titles by bestselling authors Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy, and Jack Du Brul.