Making Marriage Work: Building Trust, Love and Loyalty with John Gottman, Ph.D.

Thursday, 10 May 2012 - 7:00pm
Ticket Required
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The Science of Trust – new research on marriage and parenting from award-winning Dr.Gottman. The author of 40 books including New York Times bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Why Marriages Succeed or Fail…and How You Can Make Yours Last.
It’s been said before and it will be said again—marriages are hard work. In a time when nearly half of marriages end in divorce, Dr. John Gottman and others at the Gottman Institute offer invaluable insight into what makes a successful, long-lasting marriage. The work done at the Gottman Institute is unparalleled in terms of intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study into why marriages succeed or fail. In this highly-acclaimed lecture, Dr. Gottman will be talking about The Science of Trust, his new research on how to build trust, love, and loyalty in your marriage. This ground-breaking research relies on empirical data from five studies that illuminate the everyday dynamics in normal couples’ interactions that either build or break down trust. In one example, Gottman discusses the relationship steps that erode trust and argues they have nothing to do with the processes that finally end in betrayal—they are separate processes. In addition, Gottman will be discussing the fine art of emotional attunement and how to rebuild trust and renew commitment in existing relationships. Gottman’s talk is clear, informative, and humorous, and maintains utmost confidence that specific consideration to trust can be thefoundation to an unshakeable marriage.  
"Gottman comes to this endeavor with the best of qualifications: he's got the spirit of a scientist and the soul of a romantic." -- Newsweek 
Dr. Gottman is the author of 40 books, 190 published academic articles, and is a well-decorated and respected therapist specializing in marital stability and divorce prediction. He has over 35 years of breakthrough marriage and parenting research under his belt and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, CBS Morning News, Oprah, as well as written articles for The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, People, Self, and Psychology Today. He is the co-founder of the Gottman Institute, which specializes in helping couples directly, as well as providing state of the art training to mental health professionals and other health care providers. Dr. Gottman is a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington.
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door