A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones“This is the best book on relationships I have ever...more
A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones“This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship“John Gottman is our leading explorer of the inner world of relationships. In The Relationship Cure, he has found gold once again.”William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart“When he says his five steps will help you build better connections with the people you care about, you know that they have been demonstrated to work.” E. Mavis Heatherington, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of VirginiaFrom the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings, and even your colleagues at work. In The Relationship Cure, Dr. Gottman:* Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection”* Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection* Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others’ bids less
Some fantastic information, although it dragged on a little bit. I preferred his 7 principles for making marriage work, and raising an emotionally intelligent child.
Excellent book with empirically solid strategies for making positive change in personal relationships. Easy to read, but not as good as the 7 principles for making marriage work.
I was very blessed in reading this book. It has helped me in recognizing better communication skills. I would recommend this book to those who are seeking to better their communication skills; something I believe we all need help on.
Not as good as the others, I would recommend I0 Lessons To Transform Your Marriage or The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This was very detailed and seemed tedious. Reading and being responsive to people "bids" for connection and intimacy is the main deal of this book.
Suggeted to me as the best relationship book out there. Lots of information, quizes, which I can see will take time to absorb. Love the way it addresses all relationships (friend, coworkers, parents, etc.).