Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. This book was possibly the most important thing I never knew I needed. Even though I have had a lot of training, I don't think I've exactly put all of these pieces together in this fashion. Am I the k I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway This book is a concise review of essential listening skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who has friends, coworkers, bosses, children, spouses, significant others, family members … everyone could use the tips in this book! Michael Sorensen knows what's driving a meaningful and healthy conversation, which makes this book worth reading again and again.
Thank you to Goodreads, Autumn Creek Press and Michael S. If you want to be closer with and more thoughtful toward everyone around you - and I certainly hope you feel that way, or at least about your loved ones - you need to read this book. Validating the feelings, emotions, and experiences of others does not mean that you have to agree with them. It's a short and simple but incredibly powerful book about a simple but incredibly powerful concept: validating someone and letting them know they have been heard. If I had children I think I would use this book to help me teach them interpersonal skills. For the past 7 years, we have used these communication skills to go from arguing and fighting whenever we communicated to communicating effectively without fighting, calling each other names and being disrespectful. You have got to be kidding me.
It helps you validate your friends and family and connect more successfully with them. I won this book off a Giveaway and am genuinely glad I did. My actual rating is 4. Let's get right to the substance. The skill really is just that simple, but not every relationship is the same, and that is taken into account. It focuses on the Four-Step Validation Method, which is 1 Listen empathetically 2 Validate the emotion 3 Offer advise or encouragement if appropriate 4 Validate emotion again.
Whether you feel like you cannot communicate with your spouse, or improve communication in your marriage, you can become a better communicator in your marriage by reading this book. I received a free Kindle edition of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I tried out the technique myself and it worked. Very thorough and straight to the point. Overall, a really helpful book! It made a world of difference to look at it from a different viewpoint. In any event, this book certainly teaches how to intelligently deal with people and I liked it very much.
Especially after 31 out of 31 people took time out to write 5-star reviews for this valuable and enlightening book. As it is I'll be glad to have it on my kindle to reread and double check myself. I am grateful that I won a copy but I would have paid money for it and plan to buy a copy for a friend that will appreciate it as much as I do! It helps you quell the inner critic and live a more present and enjoyable life. I appreciate the author cutting straight to the point. I like that the book is short without too much extra fluff.
Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and youll be amazed at the difference they can make. Not adding filler that pretty much says the same thing over and over. The book reminds us to stop, think and try to understand where another person is coming from before responding to them. I'm really glad I read this and would recommend it to others. Let's get right to the substance.
It's a short and simple but incredibly powerful book about a simple but incredibly powerful concept: validating someone and letting them know they have been heard. I'm so glad I won it, as it will have a positive impact on my relationships going forward. Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. Very thorough and straight to the point. Despite the absolute fundamental application of this validation principle, I've never heard it spoken of in all my years of communication study.
Thank you for the support and for spreading the word! Why your past experiences affect the way you communicate with your spouse. It's helped me achieve a lot. This has not influenced my review. I'm really glad I read this and would recommend it to others. They felt heard and understood and the situation resolved itself nicely. And there were a few skills I actually knew but never had it explained in such a way that I can connect to it as a human being.
I think this book is an excellent resource to get you started on the path to becoming more empathic and validating in your conversations without all of the psychobabble. I have to say this little book is fantastic! Let the other person know that you can understand where they are coming from. For example, it talks I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and it has not affected my review. I was actually surprised by this book. Straight to the point without any fluff and filler, which I greatly appreciate. I feel ready to take on validating my own emotions and those of others after reading this.