Saturday, February 9, 2019

Book Recommendation...Trust me on this one!

I am always on the lookout for good books, especially ones that will help me in my life. If you are looking for a book that will help you in your relationship with your spouse, I’ve found it for you. In the book “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by Dr. John M. Gottman he delves into different things that you can do to safe guard your marriage. Dr. Gottman has a 91% success rate at predicting divorce. While there are things we are doing wrong in our marriages, and he goes into those a little. The main concept of the book is to tell us what we can do right.
What shocked me as the basis of safeguarding your marriage against divorce wasn’t something like fighting less, getting rid of conflict, etc. etc. It was something even more simple, yet I feel so often overlooked. The strength of your friendship with your spouse directly influences the strength of your marriage. If you and your spouse are solid B.F.F’s you are likely to have a solid marriage. Conflict is normal and to be expected, but your friendship will help you navigate through the conflicts. Dr. Gottman said, “To make a relationship last: couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes and dreams. What do you do to keep your friendship solid with your husband?  

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