Principia Amoris—By John M. Gottman
An academic book that felt mostly targeted at academics and practitioners. The love equations predicting the happiness and final outcome of a marriage have a high degree of accuracy. What I appreciated about Gottman was his love for mathematics, but also for not dehumanizing the subjects. The practical steps of how to change your variables were much appreciated.
The biggest things I remember are:
- Accept every bid you can
- Try to have positive startup in conflicts
- Repair early and often when miscommunication or regrettable interactions happen
- Principia Amoris
- John M. Gottman