Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and I'm getting married soon. I have been reading all sorts of relationship books and I have found one that I really like and think is a good book for most everyone to read. It is called The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman PhD. I think it is good even for people who are just dating too. My soon to be wife loved the book too. I would love to hear of anyother good books out there on relationships Cloudy
A Good Relationship Book
I think you forgot the title of the book.
why would you need a book on relationships? me and my fiancee, like we argue alot, but we dont really fight, and all of our relationship stuff kinda comes natural...like from past mistakes, and we learn from our own mistakes too. i dunno, but thats kewl that it worked for you.
I started reading some relationship book because I wanted to make sure that my marriage does not end up like 67% of married couples today... getting a divorce with in 7 years of getting married.
The author of the book has started to research marriages in 1972 at the University of Washington. He claims he can "Predict whether a couple will divorce after watching and listening to them for just five minutes" and he has a 91% accuracy rate.
I did not think this was true at first so I did some research of my own on Ph. Gottman and found him to be a very respected researcher in his field.
www.gottman.com/ that is his web site if anyone is interested.
I just wanted to put this up because me and my fiancée found this to be helpful and I hoped it could help others
most marages dont last because they didnt really love eachother and didnt realize that the time that they were just jumping into things. i guess you have a point about this author, but, i personaly think that you can't base a happy marrage on a book, neither can you base child-raising on a book or many other natural things in life that people have been doing for thousands of years. but still...at least the book helped you.
It is called The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman PhD. he did say the title
It's been so long since I read this book that I can't remember the auther of the book, but you should read "The Five Love Languages." It explains basic emotional needs, it could be helpful to you and your partner.