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If you are a young couple looking to bond more, don't buy this book! My husband and I are newlyweds, so we bought this book to avoid major mistakes with our marriage. Well, my husband got a few pages into the first chapter and remarked that the author thinks a great deal of himself. I agreed, but I continued to read the book, since we already bought it, and I found the chapters to be full of negativity and anger. There only appears to be one ongoing conflict, and it involves an outdated situation of a housewife that nags incessantly at her husband over chores while verbally abusing her husband and spending his money. I can't relate to these situations, and I find many of the female perspectives in this book to be comically exaggerated stereotypes at best and dangerously ill informed at worst. 

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Great book

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Zach Gray - Goodreads

Research-based approach to relationships, not not totally without the cheesy talk. Gottman appears to be the authority on the subject. Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

I found this book to be a great read. I enjoyed that the principles outlined in in this book focus on the positive things a person can do to improve their marriage rather then the negative things they should stop doing. I also enjoyed doing the end of chapter activities. Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

I think this is a great marriage book. It really gives practical advice and activities to use with your spouse. I really wish I had known about this book in my first year of marriage. While my husband ... Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Forty Something - Goodreads

This book should be mandatory reading for all newlyweds. The advice is sound and realistic, especially when discussing the difficulty of repairing love in the midst of a crisis. The content is so rich ... Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Geneva - Goodreads

Ok, just "Meh" isn't really helpful. While I felt like this book gave a lot of advice, I didn't find most of it to be particularly personally useful. It didn't delve deeply enough into the assertions ... Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Mwylie - Goodreads

Too depressing. Makes it seem like there's no hope. Read full review

Review: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

User Review  - Jessan - Goodreads

Good insights, principles, and exercises. A lot of pointlessly gendered annoying stuff moved this down from a 4 to a 3. Read full review

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