The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Crown/Archetype | February 4, 2002 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is rated 5 out of 5 by 8.
Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.
        
This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.
        
Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he 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.

Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 4, 2002

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0609899538

ISBN - 13: 9780609899533

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are in a relationship this is a good book to read I liked the 7 principles and the psychological aspect of this book as it is my field of study. You should definitely read this book if you are in a relationship it helps to understand the best ways to communicate with your spouse.
Date published: 2011-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend it It is so practical and so easy to read that I'm buying it for all my children and recommending it to all my friends. The insights in this little book can help any relationship that's having trouble. If you're searching for help for your relationship, give this book a try today.
Date published: 2010-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it! This book is based on how real couples, both the successful and the unsuccessful, interact with each other-- Not simply on some psychologists' theorizing. Gottman makes excellent suggestions, gives hope and provides encouragement to those who are struggling or those who just want to be a better partner. Whether you are having difficulties or not, read the book; you will receive valuable insight into your manner of communication with your partner that will influence the way you interact for the better.
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes you see what you are BOTH doing right/wrong I've never read a better book about relationships and improvement. It really shows you the areas where you're *BOTH* going right/wrong, need improvement,... It's amazing how much respect you stop having for one another, and this book shows you how to change bad habits and acquire good ones.
Date published: 2005-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work This is an excellent book, written by the leading expert in the field of marriage and relationships. This book helped us decide to study with Dr. Gottman. We use this book on a regular basis in our practice. It is easy to read and is based on science. It is NOT an it looks good, it sounds good, ... I hope it works kind of book. Many years of research hold this book up as one of the best available. Don't just read it ... put it into practise. Don't just get married ... stay married!
Date published: 2005-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Star I bought this book a while back and just got around to reading it on a business trip. Outstanding. It really helped me to see marriage in a much better light. Thinking about all my friends who have divorced, what this book says is true. Recommended: The Romantics Guide by Michael Webb. Gave it to my son and it saved his marriage.
Date published: 2000-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real marriage for real couples As a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with couples I've seen and read all the books on what ails marriages and how to make them better. This is the book that is at the top of my list when couples ask for something to read about marriage. Gottman's book is more than a good read. It offers solid information based on research, and practical help in the form of exercises you can do with your partner. This is a book about real people in real marriages. Buy this book!
Date published: 2000-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Down to Earth Advice This book gives realistic and down to earth advice on how to improve your marriage/relationship. It is easy to relate to with great examples of discussions between his lab subjects. It also helps to understand why divorce happens.
Date published: 1999-11-25

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 4, 2002

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0609899538

ISBN - 13: 9780609899533

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.
        
This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.
        
Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he 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.

Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.