In Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, marital psychologists John and Julie Gottman provide vital toolsscientifically based and empirically verifiedthat 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 predictwith more than 90 percent accuracywhether 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 Gottmans collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice thats 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 problemsextramarital affairs, workaholism, parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of intimacyand examine what theyve done to improve communication and get their marriages back on track.
Hundreds of thousands have seen their relationships improve thanks to the Gottmans work. Whether you want to make a strong relationship more fulfilling or rescue one thats headed for disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is essential reading.
From the Hardcover edition.