Can you really tell whether you and your new love are likely to stay married? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew?
Dr. John Gottman’s theory is that the key to longevity in love isn’t sex or money or power; it’s friendship — friendship measured by intimate knowledge of the other person’s hopes, dreams, and fears. Gottman calls this cluster of knowledge a “love map.”
You can read more about his work, and the workshops he and his institute offer, at the Gottman Institute site.