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. 


Q: I can’t join live. Will this event be recorded?  

A: Yes! The event will be recorded and shared with all ticket-holders for a limited time after the event. You must register for the event in order to receive the recording.  

Q: I have a question for the speakers! Where can I submit it?  

A: You can submit your question when registering for the event! Please submit yours no later than January 26 for the chance to have it answered live.  

Q: Is closed captioning available for the event? 

A: Yes! Closed captioning is available by clicking the CC button at the bottom of your Zoom screen. Please email if you have any other accessibility questions.  

Q: Will I be able to turn on my camera or microphone? 

A: No. This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. You will be able to see the speakers, but you will not be able to turn on your microphone or camera.

Q: When can I expect to receive the book?

A: FIGHT RIGHT officially comes out on January 30. Books will begin shipping on or around then. Please allow time for shipping to receive your book. Please note you do not need to read the book in advance to enjoy the event. Your support of independent bookstores is so important and greatly appreciated!

Q: Will my book be signed?  

A: No.

Q: Where is the link to join the event?  

A: The Zoom link will be shared with ticket-holders 4 days before the event. It will also be included in reminder emails the day of the event.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Please contact the bookstore for their refund policy.

Q: I live outside the U.S. Can I still join the event?

We’d love to have you join us! Two of our bookstore partners (University and Bookmarks) are offering international shipping, so please check out their pages to buy your ticket. Otherwise, we recommend using a friend’s U.S. mailing address when ordering your ticket or writing DONATE in the shipping information. Our independent bookstore partners would be happy to help facilitate donating your book!

Event Details

January 30, 2024 • 7:00 pm ET
Brookline Booksmith
University Bookstore
North Carolina

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