Eight Dates by John Gottman EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: John Gottman
- Publish date: February 5, 2019
- Language: English
- Genre: Sociology of Marriage & Family-Dating-Art Therapy & Relaxation
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 6 MB
- Pages: 224
- Price: Free
- ISBN: 978-1523504466
The Conversations That Matter
Every great love story is a never-ending conversation. From
the first tentative questions we ask as we get to know one
another, to the nail-biting discussions of trust and
commitment, to the most profound heart-to-heart explorations
of our love, our pain, and our dreams, it’s the quality of our
questions and our answers that allow us to continue learning
and growing with one another through the years.
conflict comes, as it inevitably does when we weave two lives
together, it’s our commitment to being curious rather than
correct that allows us to turn toward instead of away from one
another in the moments of disagreement.
Whether you and
your partner are talkative or quiet, the words that pass between
you, as well as the expressions and gestures that accompany
those words, will define and determine your relationship.
true love story isn’t a fairy tale. It takes vulnerability and
effort. The reward is that you love your partner more on your
fiftieth anniversary than you did on your wedding night. You
can stay in love forever.
It can seem as if the success or failure of a marriage or
long-term relationship is no more certain than a coin toss. In
the United States, we hear that more than half of all marriages
end in divorce. In Portugal, the number is 70 percent.
second marriages in the US, the divorce rate rises to
65 percent, and for third marriages the divorce rate climbs to
75 percent. Those are bad odds. And those are just the folks
who call it quits. What about the couples who stay together in
a state of quiet desperation, discontent, and dullness? Before
you throw your hands up in despair, know that there is also
While the expectations for marriage and partnership have
never been higher, and the challenges have never been greater,
it isn’t a coin toss. It’s not chance. It’s choice.
We now know what couples can do to improve the odds.
For 40 years the Gottman Love Lab has been studying how to
win at love. In the lab in Seattle we have obtained
synchronized observational, self-report, and physiological data
from couples, and we have analyzed our data using advanced
After observing thousands of couples,
we now know the areas in a couple’s life that cause the most
struggle. We can tell you with confidence what separates the
masters of relationship from the disasters. And we can lead
you through the eight essential conversations that will give
you the best chance at creating your own happily ever after.
Successful long-term relationships are created through
small words, small gestures, and small acts. A lifetime of love
is created every single day you are together.
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