The extensive research that was done for this book represented a wide range of ages, education levels, finances, ethnicity, time in the relationship, and political beliefs along with all four temperaments and all sixteen Myers-Briggs types. A key finding was that the single most important component of a satisfying and successful relationship is effective communication.
"Every relationship has its times of closeness and distance -- of ebb and flow. Sometimes the key is to just wait faithfully for the tide to turn. As one couple explained, 'Every couple has something they're good at together. Maybe it's entertaining, or parenting, or traveling, or just working on the house together. Find that something. And then when times are difficult, do it. Do it while you pass the time and one of you figures out what else to do or until things shift on their own. They often do, you know.'"
Once you have identified your types, you can easily find your couple combination and learn the joys, the frustrations, and tips on how to best reach your partner and communicate.
Great book. Highly recommended.
The book includes interesting and helpful exercises to help a couple get to the heart of their relationship.
by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger
Little, Brown & Company