Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John M. Gottman;Julie Schwartz Gottman;Joan Declaire
- Publish Date: 2007-06-26
In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, marital psychologists John and Julie Gottman provide vital toolsâscientifically based and empirically verifiedâthat you can use to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication.
In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washington made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predictâwith more than 90 percent accuracyâwhether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods. Now the Gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice.
What emerged from the Gottmansâ collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice thatâs based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends, and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways. The authors offer an intimate look at ten couples who have learned to work through potentially destructive problemsâextramarital affairs, workaholism, parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of intimacyâand examine what theyâve done to improve communication and get their marriages back on track.
Hundreds of thousands have seen their relationships improve thanks to the Gottmansâ work. Whether you want to make a strong relationship more fulfilling or rescue one thatâs headed for disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is essential reading.
From the Hardcover edition.