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Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last

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By (author) Ph.D. John M. Gottman, Narrator Paul Costanzo

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 191mm x 15mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1452656886
  • ISBN 13: 9781452656885
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 651,019

Product description

Psychologist John Gottman has spent twenty years studying what makes a marriage last. Now you can use his tested methods to evaluate, strengthen, and maintain your own long-term relationship. This breakthrough book guides you through a series of self-tests designed to help you determine what kind of marriage you have, where your strengths and weaknesses are, and what specific actions you can take to help your marriage. You'll also learn: More sex doesn't necessarily improve a marriageFrequent arguing will not lead to divorceFinancial problems do not always spell trouble in a relationshipWives who make sour facial expressions when their husbands talk are likely to be separated within four yearsThere is a reason husbands withdraw from arguments--and there's a way around it Dr. Gottman tells you how to recognize attitudes that doom a marriage--contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling-- and provides practical exercises, quizzes, tips, and techniques that will help you understand and make the most of your relationship. You can avoid patterns that lead to divorce, and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail will show you how.

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John Gottman, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington and the "New York Times" bestselling author of over two dozen books, including "The Relationship Cure," "Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," and "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work." Educated at Juilliard, Paul Costanzo has brought the sensitivity and nuance of a classical music background to the world of voice acting for over twenty-five years. He was chosen by "New York Times" bestselling author Catherine Coulter to record titles in her FBI series, and "AudioFile" magazine has called his narration "Superb."

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"There's plenty of old-fashioned, helpful, and worthwhile advice here about gender differences, realistic expectations, love, and respect." ---Kirkus