What Makes Love Last? by John M. Gottman audiobook

What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal

By John Gottman PhD and Nan Silver
Read by Peter Berkrot

Tantor Audio 9781451608489

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200078134

  • ISBN: 9798200078127

  • ISBN: 9798200078141

Runtime: 7.14 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dr. John Gottman, the country's preeminent researcher on marriage, is famous for his Love Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle where he deciphers the mysteries of human relationships through scientific research. His thirty-five years of exploration have earned him numerous awards, including from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Now, Dr. Gottman offers surprising findings and advice on the characteristic that is at the heart of all relationships: Trust. Dr. Gottman has developed a formula that precisely calculates any couple's loyalty level. The results determine a relationship's likely future, including the potential for one or both partners to stray. What Makes Love Last? shows couples how to bolster their trust level and avoid what Dr. Gottman calls the "Roach Motel for Lovers." He describes how the outcome of "sliding door moments," small pivotal points between a couple, can lead either to more emotional connection or to discontent. He suggests a new approach to handling adultery and reveals the varied and unexpected non-sexual ways that couples often betray each other. What Makes Love Last? guides couples through an empirically tested, trust-building program that will help them repair and maintain any long-term, intimate romantic relationship.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The practical tools to evaluate current relationships and step-by-step methods for avoiding betrayal, repairing relationships heading toward crisis, or healing a relationship after a crisis will be useful to couples who want to look honestly at healing chronic hurts and improving the state of their relationship, and are ready for a system to help them. Publishers Weekly
“In What Makes Love Last? John Gottman and Nan Silver address a broad spectrum of betrayals beyond bed hopping and backstabbing, from emotional cheating to absenteeism. For couples who are ready to heal (and open to having sex), they offer methods meant to help the brokenhearted and distrustful evaluate the current state of their marriage, pull a damaged relationship out of the fire, and, one hopes, preempt future bad behavior.” Vanity Fair
“The practical tools to evaluate current relationships and step-by-step methods for avoiding betrayal, repairing relationships heading toward crisis, or healing a relationship after a crisis will be useful to couples who want to look honestly at healing chronic hurts and improving the state of their relationship, and are ready for a system to help them.” Publishers Weekly
“Instructional and enlightening.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: John M. Gottman PhD

Author Bio: John M. Gottman PhD

John M. Gottman, PhD, is the cofounder and codirector of the Gottman Institute, along with his wife. He is also the James W. Mifflin professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle and the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his groundbreaking relationship research. His work has been featured on many national television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Dateline, and Good Morning America.

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Author Bio: Nan Silver

Author Bio: Nan Silver

Nan Silver Nan Silver is a journalist, blogger and New York Times bestselling author specializing in parenting, relationships, psychology, and health. With Dr. John Gottman, she is coauthor of What Makes Love Last? as well as the New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. She is also the author of Rules for Parents, a collection of entertaining edicts about modern parenting.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 7.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English