Synopses & Reviews
A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones
“This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship
“John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.”William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart
“When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.” E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Virginia
From the countrys foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman:
* Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection”
* Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection
* Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others bids
In the groundbreaking follow-up to his bestselling "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, " renowned relationship expert Gottman reveals a practical program for fixing troubled relationships, explaining "emotional bids" and demonstrating that the health of relationships depends on how they are made and received.
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D., is the cofounder and codirector of the Gottman Institute and the James W. Mifflin Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (Three Rivers Press, 2001).
From the stars of WeTVs Marriage Boot Camp, a definitive guide to creating and maintaining a healthy marriage.
Marriage is hard work. After the fairy-tale I Dos” come chores, bills, fights, and plain weariness. Many couples are unsure how to fix their problems and wonder if their relationships really have what it takes to go the distance. (Hint: They do!)
Luckily, relationship experts Jim and Elizabeth Carroll have created a program proven to mend marriages, revive relationships, and make the happily-ever-afters come true. After twenty years of resuscitating thousands of marriages, the Carrolls bring their wisdom directly to readers through this do-it-yourself relationship bible. Filled with advice, exercises, quizzes, and games, Marriage Boot Camp will teach couples to fight the Top Ten Marriage Killers by:
*Keeping the heat in the bedroom
*Arguing effectively instead of fighting dirty
*And much more!
Through each time-tested exercise, couples will discover what matters to them as individuals and as part of a pair, and learn why marriage is not 50/50 but 100/100 at all times. With the right skills, any couple can create the marriage theyve always dreamed of.
About the Author
James Carroll is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University and a columnist for The Boston Globe. He is the author of ten novels and seven works of fiction. He lives in Boston.