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Author: John M. Gottman, John M. Gottman, John M. Gottman, Nan Silver Narrator: John Allen Nelson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452671512
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 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

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 merleen | 12/31/2017

    " Having been through years of marriage counseling with my first marriage, and not finding good use of the scientific method throughout that time, I was impressed with the studies quoted and the logical conclusions found in the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. I am recommending it to all of my married children! "

About the Author

John Gottman, PhD, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington; executive director of his laboratory, the Relationship Research Institute; and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH research scientist career award for twenty years. Dr. Gottman is the author of more than 200 professional journal articles and 42 books, as well as the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his extensive contributions to marriage and family research.

About the Narrator

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.