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  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241598375
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $36.99

Fight Right

How Successful Couples Turn Conflict into Connection




A landmark guide to conflict and overcoming the five biggest threats relationships face

Conflict is the number one reason that couples seek help and resources. Fight Right will teach you how to avoid the five critical mistakes that couples often make during conflict, and instead, teach you how to 'fight right' and use conflict as an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love.

Using decades of research, compelling case studies and a new international study, Dr Gottman and Dr Schwartz Gottman prove that even couples who are truly struggling in conflict and have really lost their way are able to recover and find their way back to each other. For those couples in crisis, or those who want to change their relationship dynamic, Fight Right is the go-to guide to understanding how to fight better, offering urgent and perennial lessons for healthy conflict.

  • Published: 6 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241598375
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $36.99

Praise for Fight Right

"John and Julie Gottman bring their decades of research to the hot topic of what we're fighting about, and how we can fight better. I don't know of another resource out there like this one, with so much landmark science, vivid storytelling, and clear tools in every chapter. This book is a gift to its readers."

—Susan David, PhD, bestselling author of Emotional Agility

"Drs. John and Julie Gottman have crafted a masterful guide about the importance of fighting and the skills needed to grow from having necessary disputes."

—Nedra Glover Tawwab, New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace

"John and Julie Gottman, with their decades of experience working intimately with couples, know that the road to finding your purpose and fulfilling your dreams is often through conflict. If we don't learn how to do conflict well, we're going to be stuck, disconnected, and unfulfilled. Couples today really need clear, compassionate, and science-based guidance in this arena, and as the world's leading love experts, the Gottmans are the trusted voice to guide them."

—Jay Shetty, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Think Like a Monk

"A profound new take on conflict from the world's leading relationship experts, Fight Right is poised to be the kind of classic that 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work has become. This book is for all couples, from those who are in crisis to those who may think they have a perfect relationship. A brilliant paradigm shift on conflict, with clear guidance for how to repair ruptures right."

—Daniel Siegel, MD, author of New York Times bestsellers Aware, The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline, Brainstorm, and more

The Gottmans have 50 years’ worth of relationship know-how

The Times

‘The world’s top relationship therapists (who’ve been blissfully married for 36 years!)’

Daily Mail

Foundational to finding the love that most of us are searching for

Steven Bartlett, Diary of a CEO podcast