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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Gottman Narrator: Paul Costanzo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781452676883
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Psychologist John Gottman has spent twenty years studying what makes a marriage last. Now you can use his tested methods to evaluate, strengthen, and maintain your own long-term relationship. This breakthrough book guides you through a series of self-tests designed to help you determine what kind of marriage you have, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and what specific actions you can take to help your marriage.You'll also learn:More sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriageFrequent arguing will not lead to divorceFinancial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationshipWives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four yearsThere is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments-and there's a way around itDr. Gottman tells you how to recognize attitudes that doom a marriage-contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling- and provides practical exercises, quizzes, tips, and techniques that will help you understand and make the most of your relationship. You can avoid patterns that lead to divorce, and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail will show you how. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Even listeners in painful, incompatible marriages can change the tone with this step-by-step guide to resolving—or living with—conflicts…[Costanzo’s] vocal tone is reliably enjoyable, he never misses a phrase, and he adds an academic sort of energy that makes the entire work sound worthy of respect and consideration.”

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  • There's plenty of old-fashioned, helpful, and worthwhile advice here about gender differences, realistic expectations, love, and respect. Kirkus
  • “There’s plenty of old-fashioned, helpful, and worthwhile advice here about gender differences, realistic expectations, love, and respect.”

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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. He has written more than twenty books including the national bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.

About the Narrator

Paul Costanzo earned both his BA and MA from Juilliard in trumpet performance. As a freelance performer his musical credits range from the Metropolitan to the San Francisco Symphony. He has also been a voice actor for over twenty years and has performed numerous radio commercials, television promos, and narrations for major corporations nationwide. As an audiobook narrator and director, he records regularly for Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and Deyan Audio.