Fondness and Admiration: Keys to Long-Lasting Relationships

Fondness Admiration

In the book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman explains the antidote for criticism and contempt, which are two out of the four main factors that contribute to divorce.  What is this miracle antidote to promoting a healthy and lasting relationship, you ask?  Fondness and admiration!

Following is a quote from Dr. Gottman’s book:

“Fondness and admiration are two of the most crucial elements in a rewarding and long-lasting romance. Although happily married couples may feel driven to distraction at times by their partner’s personality flaws, they still feel that the person they married is worthy of honor and respect. When this sense is completely missing from a marriage, the relationship cannot be revived” (Gottman & Silver, 1999).

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References:

Gottman, J. M., & Silver, N. (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work . New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

#Staymarried blog. (2013). Feel the good stuff. Retrieved from http://staymarriedblog.com/feed-the-good-stuff/

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About Nicole R. Locker

Nicole R. Locker is a resident of Lubbock, Texas. She has a Master of Science in Psychology and a love for pit bulls, Pilates, and romance novels. Nicole dreamed of becoming a writer since grade school after writing her first poem in 4th grade at the age of nine. A Social Worker since 2008, she has published life-coaching books on self-esteem and personal relationships, and has now added Fiction Romance to her repertoire.
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