The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practical Guide From the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

Book - 2015 | Second edition, completely revised and updated.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Over a million copies sold! "An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligent--and long-lasting--marriage."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make--and break--a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.

Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
Edition: Second edition, completely revised and updated.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780553447712
Branch Call Number: 306.81 Got 2015
Characteristics: xviii, 295 pages
Additional Contributors: Silver, Nan


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Jan 14, 2021

Leo says 4 stars

Jul 22, 2019


When a woman gets married, she thinks her husband will change, but he doesn't. And when a man gets married, he thinks his wife won't change. But she does.

Nov 15, 2018

This book is a very good read. It made me realize some of my own faults, bad argument habits, and has some other good useful things to know. The exercises were a fun and useful way to get to know your partner again.

Oct 30, 2016

Very useful, an easy and relatively fast read. A must read if you are in a marriage, happy or not... the information in this book is SO useful and makes SUCH a difference.

Jan 20, 2012

Spells out in great detail, and convincingly, what is at work to undermine your marriage, and what specifically to do to turn it around. Also useful if you are in a well functioning marriage; it never hurts to understand what you are doing right!

Feb 13, 2011


Recently my laboratory uncovered some exciting, preliminary evidence that a good marriage may also keep you healthier by directly benefiting your immune system, which spearheads the body's defenses against illness.

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