In their latest collaboration, Dr. John Gottman and Nan Silver offer surprising findings and advice on the characteristic that is at the heart of all relationships: Trust. What Makes Love Last? reveals the varied and unexpected ways that couples unwittingly betray each other and shows them how to avoid these traps. Based on research at Dr. Gottman’s famous Love Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, the book demonstrates how couples can bolster their trust level and avoid the “Roach Motel for Lovers.” It describes how seemingly small events, or “sliding door moments,” can become pivotal points between a couple, and lead either to more emotional connection or to discontent. What Makes Love Last? guides couples through an empirically tested, trust-building program that will let them repair and maintain a romantic relationship.
-Publishers Weekly“Instructional and enlightening…” -Kirkus Reviews
This is the definitive, bestselling guide to successful relationships. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. It is based on Dr. Gottman’s years of research during which he has observed the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail and revolutionized the study of relationships..
– Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence“Twenty-five years of landmark marital research.” – USA Today“Offers something every relationship can benefit from.” – Seattle Post-Intelligencer“Astonishing new research!” – Woman’s World
“Debunks many myths about divorce . . . reveals surprising facts . . . enlightening!”
—Liane Thomas, Amazon.com
“An upbeat, easy-to-follow manual, based on research into the dynamics of married couples.”