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Download The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Countrys Foremost Relationship Expert (Unabridged) Audiobook, by John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver Narrator: John Allen Nelson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaux | 2/14/2014

    " This author was recommended to me by a colleague. I hope that it contains useful information that I can share with my clients and apply in my marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 2/3/2014

    " This book is amazing so far. Lots of exercises though. Taking a while to get through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Gunderson | 1/27/2014

    " A great book about relationships and keeping yours healthy. Gottman has done some wonderful research on marriage, also has researched and written about empathy/emotional health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/26/2014

    " I thought this was a great book--every married couple should read it! Great suggestions and some cute little activities that would be great for FHE. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It gave great pointers and made me re-evaluate my marriage. I was happy to see that we were doing pretty good, but there is always room for improvement. I especially enjoyed the little "How Well Do You Know Your Spouse" activity. I realized that Danny and I communicate well and know a lot about each others lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Menjivar | 1/16/2014

    " A practical guide with realistic tools for building a healthy marriage. Most likely- I'll revisit it from time to time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makenzie Rogowski | 1/9/2014

    " Anyone who is interested in sustaining a long-term relationship should know about the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and what is substantive in actual working relationships. Gottman's field research is compelling and simple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/7/2014

    " Skip the introductory chapter....Gottman is a bit pompous there. But when he gets to the meat of the material he has good humor, good ideas, and lots of exercises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenji Nitta | 1/3/2014

    " Good concepts but I wish he addressed pathology more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ykoulouthros | 12/20/2013

    " A revolutionary work based on 25+ years of research, this book should be a must-read for every married couple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Lambert | 12/11/2013

    " My favorite book to recommend to the couples I work with. I particularly like to recommend it for marriage preparation work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/20/2013

    " We had to read this as part of our premarriage counseling, and I thought it was actually pretty insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian | 9/13/2013

    " A great self help guide, but if you're looking to save your marriage - the other party needs to read it to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/7/2013

    " Read this when we first married. Good tools and perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 4/20/2013

    " Excellent book to use in couples counseling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/20/2012

    " In the book he has a list of questions for a husband and wife to get to know each other better. It made for a great date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DianeK Klu | 10/23/2012

    " I got some good advice from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Some | 8/24/2012

    " Gottman is Jewish and therefore is without he indwelling of the Holy Spirit as he writes. Outside of that, he offers some truly timeless principles and wisdom for all married folks. Possibly, this could be atop a list of Must Reads for engaged couples. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poppyred | 3/6/2012

    " One of the best self help books I've ever read. Marriage can be a minefield of arguments and blame. This book is a roadmap to treating partner with the care & respect, generating good will and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee Wilson | 1/22/2012

    " Everyone should have to read. Easy! Fast read! Great resource! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 9/24/2011

    " Someone "accidentally" left this at my house, and it's a really good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/23/2011

    " Trying to read more non-fiction. I thought this was an interesting book, especially when he talked about how he could tell if a marriage was going to survive by listening to a few minutes of the spouses' conversation. Had some great suggestions too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/18/2011

    " I think this was a very good and helpful book for any couple. On how to better communicate or how to make certain issues in your marriage work for both of you. Thnx Miriam for the recommendation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/14/2011

    " Highly recommended. This book teaches all of us practical relationship rules. "

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