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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.           This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.           The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

©1999, 2015 John Mordechai Gottman, PhD, and Nan Silver (P)2020 Tantor

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And Baby Makes Three

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Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by: Maintaining intimacy and romance Replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation Preventing postpartum depression Creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby Complete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.

©2007 John M. Gottman, PhD, and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD (P)2017 Tantor

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The Marriage Clinic

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Here one will find not only a wide range of succinct and useful assessment procedures, but also a highly specific, research-based, and modularized treatment program. In addition, there are dozens of questionnaires and interview protocols to be used in both assessment and intervention. In prospective, long-term research with over 700 couples, Gottman has discovered certain factors that distinguish happy, stable couples from both unstable, ultimately divorcing couples and stable but unhappy couples. These findings, which are explained here in understandable, nontechnical language, form the basis of his Sound Marital House theory of marriage, which guides the new therapy. This therapy has two goals: changing the marital friendship and teaching couples to regulate conflict. Gottman compares his clinic to a restaurant, where clients are offered a menu of treatment formats, from psychoeducation for specific issues to extended therapy to repair a badly damaged marital friendship. Therapists, too, can choose among the questionnaires and strategies for those that fit the needs of particular couples. Whatever their choice, they will find that their practice is greatly enriched by the scientifically-based offerings of The Marriage Clinic.

©1999 John M. Gottman (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: L.J. Ganser
Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
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Keto Diet for Dummies


Keto Diet for Dummies Have you been trying to lose weight and become healthier on the keto diet? Are you desirous of getting a perfect body weight but do not know how to do it? If your answer is yes then, here you have a perfect audiobook that will give you the simple but powerful steps to losing weight on a Keto Diet. Forget those complicated methods that promise to show you how to lose weight in a fly. Keto Diet for Dummies is the most comprehensive pack for learning about Keto Diet, getting started, and seeing the results you so desire.  Two seasoned authors; Nicolas Richards and Alex Collins, have put together the audiobook Keto Diet for Dummies to show you how to how to combine diet and exercise to lose weight in a very healthy way.  I will give you a sneak peep into 7 solid tips embedded in this audiobook. What Is Keto Diet Myth and Truths About Ketogenic Diet Foods allowed in the Kitogenic Diet Prohibited Food In The Ketogenic Diet The 4 Main Mistakes Everyone Makes In The Ketogenic Diet How To Know If Ketogenic Diet Is Right For You Best Ketogenic Recipes and Meal Preparation Hey, if you are looking for a top-notch audiobook that will show you how to keto diet for dummies, then look no further: you have just found it. The audiobook Keto Diet for Dummies is the only panacea that contains carefully proven information and techniques collected and tested to work for you. I believe you want to know how to combine diet and exercise to lose weight in a very healthy way, then get this audiobook now!

©2019 Nicolas Richards (P)2019 Nicolas Richards

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Mayan ruins in the Yucatán...a secret room in a tomb...age-old skeletons. To anthropologist Gideon Oliver, the renowned Skeleton Detective, the invitation to join the archaeological excavation of Tlaloc promises two months of paradise on Earth.   That is, until an ancient series of Mayan curses against desecrators of the site is unearthed. When the first one comes to pass ("The bloodsucking kinkajou will come freely among them"), it is taken by all as a practical joke. But by the time the fourth one is apparently consummated ("The one called Xecotcavach will pierce their skulls so that their brains spill onto the earth"), nerves have begun to fray and suspicions and discord are mounting.   The steamy jungles weigh down on the band of eccentric anthropologists as one by one the curses continue to materialize. It takes Gideon's special talents for deduction - along with the enigmatic insights of Mexico's one and only Mayan Indian inspector of the state judicial police - to resolve an ancient riddle and a modern, murderous mystery.

©1989 Aaron Elkins (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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