Conflict is the top reason couples seek help—but it’s also an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love according to FIGHT RIGHT, the new essential guide from Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman and Dr. John Gottman, the world’s leading relationship scientists and bestselling authors of THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MARRIAGE WORK and EIGHT DATES.
Through decades of research the Gottmans, founders of the world-famous Love Lab, have identified the five common mistakes couples make when at odds. In FIGHT RIGHT, they unveil these mistakes and the five secrets that harness conflict to build a stronger and healthier relationship.
Join them on January 30 at 7:00 PM ET for an exclusive event as they sit down with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown. They’ll discuss the book, their research, and how our fights can bring us closer. The authors will also be answering submitted questions—be sure to submit yours by January 26 for the chance to have it answered live.
Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive virtual event and a hardcover copy of FIGHT RIGHT, as well as sales tax, shipping, and handling (if applicable). ATLAS OF THE HEART by Dr. Brené Brown is also available as an add-on to your order.
We can’t wait to see you there!
About the Speakers
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, is the co-founder of The Gottman Institute and co-founder of Affective Software, Inc. A highly respected clinical psychologist, she is the author of the national bestseller Eight Dates and the New York Times bestseller The Love Prescription. She is sought internationally by media and organizations as an expert adviser on marriage, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorders, gay and lesbian adoption, and parenting issues.
John Gottman, PhD, is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. Dr. Gottman has conducted over fifty years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. He is the co-founder of The Gottman Institute and Affective Software, Inc., as well as the author of over 200 published academic articles and author or co-author of more than forty books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and The Love Prescription and the national bestseller Eight Dates.
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She also holds the position of visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers and is the host of two award-winning podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and her titles include Atlas of the Heart, Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. With Tarana Burke, she co-edited the bestselling anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience. Brené’s TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views. Brené is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a new show on HBO Max that focuses on her latest book, Atlas of the Heart. Brené spends most of her time working in organizations around the world, helping develop braver leaders and more courageous cultures.
How Successful Couples Turn Conflict Into Connection
Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD, and John Gottman, PhD
Conflict is the top reason couples seek help—but it's also an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love according to this essential guide from the world’s leading relationship scientists and authors of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Eight Dates.
“An indispensable resource that couples will use over and over again.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
How we fight predicts the future of our relationships. Most of us blunder into conflict without knowing what we are really fighting about and then quickly become overwhelmed by physiological responses we can’t control and emotions we don’t anticipate. The truth is the happiest and most successful couples fight—all the time. Conflict is human, and necessary.
Through decades of research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, founders of the world-famous Love Lab, have identified the five common mistakes we make when we are at odds. In Fight Right, we learn the five secrets that help us to get back on track and harness conflict to build stronger, healthier relationships. With kindness, clarity, and a deep understanding of the struggles couples are going through, the Gottmans show us that we each have a unique conflict culture, borne of how we were raised and how we experienced past relationships, and they take us through all the possible combinations, from Avoiders, to Validators, to Volatiles, and how they can best work together.
Fight Right is an essential resource that will help couples escape the win-or-lose mentality in favor of a collaborative approach: calming down, staying connected, and really understanding, so that our fights can bring us closer.