The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John M. Gottman
This is the most recent book on marriage from the most respected marriage researcher of our times. Through many years of studying couples in his "Love Lab," he has systematically arrived at 7 principles for making marriage work. This book contains a thorough discussion of each of these principles.
In a sense, the message is that having a successful marriage lies in the "details" - the accumulation of daily interactions that make up the whole of the relationship. I strongly agree with this way of viewing marital success as an ongoing process, not as some magic formula or quick fix. Our book, "Making Love Stay," takes this same approach to developing and sustaining satisfying long-term relationships.
This book contains a large number of exercises for in-depth work by couples who commit to making a serious assessment of their relationship and are willing to invest the time and energy to make it better.