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Full of articles, stories and information for both couples and professionals who want greater understanding about what makes relationships work.

7 Principles of Making Marriage Work Summary

This is a great summary of John Gottman's book for couples called 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. It includes a summary of some of his great research and some tips for building a stronger, more intimate and caring relationship

The 4 Horsemen

John Gottman, believes “working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club". Although many of us believe that anger is the root cause of unhappy relationships, Gottman notes that it is not conflict itself that is the problem, but how we handle it. Venting anger constructively can actually do wonders to clear the air and get a relationship back in balance. However, conflict does become a problem when it is characterized by the presence of what Gottman calls the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.

Understanding the Stress Reducing Conversation

We all live busy stressful lives, but there is nothing worse when complaining about a stressful moment than to find your one true love seeing 'eye-to-eye' with the enemy. This brief, commonsense tool will assist you and your partner to escape this common trap.

What Makes Marriage Work

With divorce rates continuing to rise in western countries, John Gottman discusses some of the findings of his research that provides insights into what makes marriages work long-term.

Welcome to the Love Lab

Words can heal an ailing relationship - or seal its fate. Leading relationship research John Gottman discusses how his research is conducted and some of the findings that may be useful for couples to understand.

The Science of a Good Marriage

John Gottman's research demonstrates unequivocally that happy marriages are based on friendship.

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