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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Audiobook

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1999 John Gottam, Ph.D. and Nan Silver (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Gottman comes to this endeavor with the best of qualifications: he's got the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic." (Newsweek)

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    Olya San Francisco, CA, United States 02-20-12
    Olya San Francisco, CA, United States 02-20-12
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    Where does The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book. A wonderful reference in whatever stage of a relationship you are in.


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    08-11-17
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    "excellent book but!........"

    with so many tests and multiple choice answers in the book, it is hard to follow along being an audiobook. having a hard copy to follow along would be best for the tests.

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    Daniel L Lincoln 07-28-17
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    "High level design manual for a better life"

    Loved it. Uses data to prove what matters, works, and destroys marriages. Will definitely employ this with my next mate.

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    troy austin 06-15-17
    troy austin 06-15-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book but much more useful in written form"

    Highly recommend getting the kindle version as much of the book is made up of questions and exercises. Definitely one of the best most concise books I have read on marriage

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    Jared Roper Provo, UT United States 06-05-17
    Jared Roper Provo, UT United States 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Should include a PDF"

    It's really a shame that they don't include the lists in a PDF. I think the content of the book is worthwhile, but following it as an audiobook is challenging at best. In reality, this does not really work as an audiobook. There is too much specific information (lists, data, exercises) that can't be properly understood without writing them down or having a PDF to reference. Many other such books provide a corresponding digital supplement. It's a shame that this doesn't.

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    Ron Plummer 05-06-17
    Ron Plummer 05-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "not suitable for audio without the charts..."

    not suitable for audio without the charts questionnaires making it hard to follow. would be nice to have ebook for less than. full price.

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    Laura Lopez 04-04-17
    Laura Lopez 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book for relationships"

    Great summary and exercises to unserstand the main problems of couple. Good information, excellent book if both people in the relationship are willing to complete exercises.

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    Rambo Houston, TX 03-24-17
    Rambo Houston, TX 03-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Read"

    Exercises and perspective are great in this book. This is a must read for every couple.

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    Seleena San Jose 03-24-17
    Seleena San Jose 03-24-17 Member Since 2016

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    "A MUST READ"

    I found this book very helpful. It got me to understand the point of view of the other person. It promotes healthy relationship building habits that are useful - not just with a significant other but also with any other person with whom I'm trying to establish a working relationship.

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    Kristi 03-03-17
    Kristi 03-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Marriage Book Ever"

    I read a lot, and this is by far the best marriage book I've read. Applicable concepts, worksheets and getting to the root of issues and strengths. So grateful this book exists!!!

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