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“People often come to view their marriage as a limiting factor. That’s so tragic, because it’s the opposite. Living with someone is an opportunity to live a bigger life than you would have ever lived without them.” – John David Mann


Today I’m sharing a special double interview with John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann. Though John and Ana are both amazing authors and have been happily married for decades, their most recent book The Go-Giver Marriage is the first one they have written together. We’re chatting about the five secrets to lasting love, as well as their relationship-damaging opposites. Plus, how to keep appreciating what your partner brings to your life, even when people around you see their relationships as limiting.


  • 02:20 How John and Ana decided to author their first book together
  • 05:05 The unique structure of The Go-Giver Marriage
  • 07:24 The foundation for the five secrets to lasting love
  • 08:49 How the five secrets to lasting love can change your marriage for the better
  • 10:10 Interacting with your partner intentionally
  • 12:53 Five behaviors to avoid for a long, happy marriage
  • 15:45 Treat love as a verb, not a circumstance
  • 18:54 The power of conveying your love to your partner through meaningful gestures
  • 23:54 Why love is illuminating, not blind

Connect with John David Mann & Ana Gabriel Mann:

John David Mannis coauthor of more than thirty books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers, including “The Go-Giver” (coauthored with Bob Burg), which has sold over 1 million copies and won the2017Living Now Book Awards Evergreen Medalforits “contributions to positive global change.” He is married to Ana Gabriel Mann and considers himself the luckiest mann in the world.

Ana Gabriel Mann, MA, holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and dance-movement therapy from Antioch New England, where she specialized in working with adults and family therapy. In addition to her work in family therapy and 5 Secrets marriage coaching, she has been clinical director for a program for people with Alzheimer’s disease, co-founded New England’s first college of Chinese medicine, and worked as a corporate consultant, speaker, trainer, and coach. John and Ana have been dreaming about writing “The Go-Giver Marriage” together for nearly two decades. The book was released in March 2022.



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