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The Relationship Cure by John M. Gottman

The Relationship Cure

by John M. Gottman

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Abridged Edition
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6 Hrs.
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Leading relationship expert and best selling author Dr. John Gottman presents a revolutionary five-step program for repairing troubled relationships - with spouses, children, friends, and even colleagues. Drawing on a host of powerful new studies Gottman provides the tools you need to make your relationships thrive.

Introducing the empowering concept of the "emotional bid," Gottman shows that all good relationships are built through a process of making and receiving successful bids. His simple yet life-transforming program shows listeners how to become master bidders by effectively turning toward others. He draws on the latest research to show listeners how the brain's unique emotional command systems, as well as each person's emotional heritage - their upbringing, life experiences, and enduring vulnerabilities - affect how they make and receive bids, and how to make adjustments. He then introduces a set of enjoyable and remarkably effective ways to deepen connections by finding shared meaning and honoring one another's dreams. The final chapter offers specially tailored programs for life's most important relationships: with lovers or spouses, children, adult siblings, friends, and co-workers.

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Reviewer LOLJPB
 February 17, 2006
General Content: John Gottman does some very important work in one of the most important areas I can think of: Marriage therapy. According to his research he claims he can determine (with something like 90% accuracy) which couples will be divorced within 10 years. It comes through a concept called "emotional bidding" and that concept lies at the heart of The Relationship Cure.

The concept of emotional bidding is both interesting and potentially revolutionary. I found the first half of the book very interesting as Gottman discussed the impact of "turning towards" versus "turning away from" others in our interpersonal interactions. Indeed, I have become more attuned to my own emotional bidding since listening to Gottman's book.

The second half of the book tends to drag a bit as Gottman offer more general advice on relationships. While some of it was good much of it seemed like common-sense. I do applaud Gottman for his work and overall I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their relationships.

Audio-specific content: I listened to the abridged version of this title (approx. 6 hours) available through Amazon.com. The title was narrated by the author. He did a satisfactory job but I also was not fully engaged by his presentation. The book does tend to "sag" a bit at the end and I wonder if this might have been helped by having a different narrator.

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  • Published: 2001
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T003760
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