Of all the many excellent insights and encouragements in The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, there is one strong foundation Gottman says must be in place:
At the heart of the Seven Principles approach is the simple truth that happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company… They have an abiding fondness not just in the big ways but through small gestures day in and day out.
Whatever you can do and whenever you can do it, look for ways to strengthen friendship and fondness for one another within your marriage.
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