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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

By John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999) draws on data from relationship studies and interviews to do exactly what it promises in its title. These blinks take you through the key changes you can make to overcome the common problems that damage relationships and build a supportive, romantic marriage.

  • Couples who want to get the best out of their romantic relationship
  • Newlyweds who want a harmonious, long-lasting marriage
  • Anyone going through or considering divorce

John M. Gottman is a psychology professor at the University of Washington and co-founder and co-director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute. His research into romantic couples has spanned 40 years and he has earned several prestigious academic awards for his work.

Nan Silver is a blogger, journalist and a New York Times-bestselling author. She has also been editor-in-chief of Health and a contributing editor at Parents magazine.


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