Our dear friends and bestselling authors doctors John and Julie Gottman have been studying love for over fifty years. They are famous for their ability to observe a couple for fifteen minutes and predict, with 90% accuracy, whether they’ll stay together or not—and even if that union will be a happy one.
In their five decades of research, the Gottmans found that the same questions came up again and again: What makes love last? Why does one couple stay together forever, while another falls apart? And most importantly: is there a scientific formula for love?
The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy, (available today!) distills those decades of research into a bite-size, seven-day action plan. It turns out there is a formula for a good relationship—and anyone can follow it. It doesn’t take grand gestures or big, hard conversations. There’s nothing to buy or do to prepare. Anyone can do this, from any starting point. We are so happy to share The Love Prescription because we know it will show you how, with just a few small changes, you can fundamentally transform your relationship for the better.
As our friends, we want to offer you this exclusive check-in exercise you can do with your partner straight away. It only takes ten minutes and can help bolster your relationship, as well as give you a taste of how the small things make a huge difference. As always, we want to invite you to please share this offering with your friends, family, loved ones, and whoever you think it may help.
All our love,
Rachel, Doug, Lara, Bella, Ty, Sarah, Jordan, Mark, Janelle, and the whole Idea Architects Team.
P.S. The Love Prescription is the first of the Seven Day Prescription Series, short 7-day remedies to help you live a happier and healthier life. We’ll be sharing with you The Sleep Prescription: 7 Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest, by renowned sleep scientist Dr. Aric Prather next, in which he shares the powerful solutions that he uses to help his patients at the clinic achieve healing and restorative sleep. Then, this holiday season, keep an eye out for our exclusive look at The Stress Prescription: 7 Days to More Joy and Ease by Dr. Elissa Epel, whose research shows us how we can “stress better”—by training our minds and bodies to shift towards a flexible, beneficial stress response that can actually enhance health.