Drawing on groundbreaking research into the dynamics of healthy relationships, a study of the basic principles that make up a happy, longlasting marriage shares easytounderstand, helpful advice on how to cope with such issues as work, children, money, sex, and stress. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
After decades of studying both successful and splitting married couples, John Gottman has distilled his findings into basic precepts for success, explaining how and why they work. Rejecting traditional assumptions about the things that make a marriage work, Gottman cites "emotional intelligence" as the bedrock of marital success. He turns his empirical findings into practical, specific advice for those in search of a long-term, close partnership. He offers plenty of quizzes and questionnaires to help determine the chances of making a relationship lasting and satisfying, and he details a concrete, seven-point plan for enhancing these odds. Filled with humor and written in a highly accessible, friendly style, this guide will show couples the way to beat the divorce statistics and strive toward optimal success in making their marriages emotionally fruitful.
- Social Science, Family + Relationships, Language + Art + Disciplines
- Marriage, Communication, Sociology / Marriage + Family
- May 1, 2000
- May 1, 2000
- Nan Silver, John Mordechai Gottman