Eight Dates

To keep your relationship happy, thriving and lasting

by John Gottman, Julie Gottman, Rachel Abrams, Doug Abrams

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  • 9780241988350
  • 9780241988367

What really makes a relationship work? How can we stay interested in our partner for ever? How can we be happier in our marriage?

Doctors John and Julie Gottman have spent over three decades studying the habits of 3000 couples. Within 10 minutes of meeting a couple, they can predict who will stay happily together or who will split up, with 94% accuracy. Based on their findings on the ingredients to a happy, lasting love life, they have now created an easy series of eight dates, spanning:

- commitment & trust
- conflict resolution
- intimacy & sex
- fun & adventure
- work & money
- family values
- growth & spirituality
- goals & aspirations

Eight Dates draws on rigorous scientific and psychological research about how we fall in love using case studies of real-life couples whose relationships have improved after committing time to each other and following the dates. Full of innovative exercises and conversation starters to explore ways to deepen each aspect of the relationship, Eight Dates is an essential resource that makes a relationship fulfilling.

'Can a marriage really be understood? Yes it can. Gottman shows us how' Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink


  • Penguin Books Ltd; July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241988367
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Eight Dates
  • Author: John Gottman; Julie Gottman; Rachel Abrams; Doug Abrams
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241988350
  • 9780241988367

In The Press

[A]n instant hit... If you've been married forever and think this book isn't for you, (dates??), think again


About The Author

John Gottman (Author)
JOHN GOTTMAN, PHD, is the bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and numerous acclaimed books. His breakthrough work has won him four National Institute of Mental Health Research Science Awards, and he is a frequent guest on national media. He also co-founded the Gottman Institute with his wife, Julie.

Julie Gottman (Author)
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PHD, is an award-winning psychologist, co-creator of the Art and Science of Love weekend workshops, and author or co-author of five books, including Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780241988350
  • 9780241988367