Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage
America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Self-Help Relationships
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 predict-with more than 90 percent
accuracy-whether 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. In Ten Lessons to Transform Your
Marriage, the Gottmans share this vital information so
that couples can develop the skills to turn their
relationship problems around and create strong, lasting
What emerged from the Gottmans' collaboration
and decades of research is a body of advice that's 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 problems-extramarital affairs, workaholism,
parenthood adjustments, serious illnesses, lack of
intimacy-and examine what they've done to improve
communication and get their marriages back on track.
Giving an insider's view of the Love Lab, the
Gottmans take the reader step-by-step through the couples'
conversations, before and after they are counseled. The
authors also provide an analysis of the couples'
interactions, identifying their core problems and offering
suggestions for resolving them. By "listening" to the
discussions in this way, you willlearn to detect the most
common stumbling blocks of a relationship and-most
important-how to avoid them.
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 that's headed for
disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is
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