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Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. He uses rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in detail over many years for unprecedented insight into the inner workings of successful relationships. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. In this live presentation, learn how to build a positive dynamic with your spouse, hear tips for getting closer through everyday interactions, and gain insight into the ways lasting marriages operate. John Gottman is a leading research scientist on marriage and family. He has written 37 books and is the co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman. He is greatly sought after as an authority on marriage, couples, and parenting, and is known for his humor and clarity. John has appeared on Good Morning America and Oprah, and is renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Donn Edwards on 06-15-07

Liberating, and extremely helpful

I bought this book after a huge row with my wife. I wish I'd bought it earlier. It would have saved me a lot of trouble. This book is practical, challenging, and extremely helpful. It may be short, but it contains essential nuggets of truth that will turn your life the right way up.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on 05-18-10

Friendship

I have listened to "Making Marriage Work" several times during my drives to and from work. It's short and relatable. It has helped me to feel hopeful about my relationship when I had been letting myself get bogged down with disappointment and dispair. Working on positive sentiment overload and avoiding the "Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse" have been invaluable tools for me.

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By Pepe on 10-09-14

Must know stuff

Would you listen to Making Marriage Work again? Why?

Yes, I think I am going to listen to it a few more times because it has advice obtained scientifically through a lengthy and thorough study. It doesn't give a lot of complicated tips and hints you have to have faith in. It rather tells you what it has been observed to work empirically and you can trust without faith.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is quite short, so you definitely want to listen in one sitting. Then, listen to it again on a different day.

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By Marie on 01-25-13

Best 46 minutes you will ever spend

Highly recommended. Clear, concise and a perfect summary of his longer works. It covers what makes relationships work and what ensures they do not succeed. Good introduction to the rest of Gottman's work. Packed with his key ideas in a nutshell. It helps to hear the author himself give this talk. Seems like a nice bloke. I have all his works and have studied his research.

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By Alice on 04-11-18

A humanist approach in delivering honest advise

This is like a brief intro into the core aspects and the beginnings of Dr Gottman’s research. He has a humorous and self reflective approach to offering evidence based observations of couples that are working with each other rather than against. Without loaded statements or need for stereotyping he aims to train couples into thinking in a ‘WE’ point of view rather than a He/She and I.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Genevieve on 02-04-18

Great summary - highly recommend listening

This was a great summary of Gottman's relationship research. Very implementable and an easy listen.

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