Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to best-selling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships.
The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection.
Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship - from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogues" to "Forgiving Injuries" - and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations. These conversations give you insight into the defining moments in your relationship and guide you in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond.
©2008 Dr. Sue Johnson; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
This and others together help you understand common pitfalls and communcation faults which are really a big part of relationship troubles. Do listen and get what you can from this and the other common self relationship help books. They all add up to informing you and enlighting you and can help. Go for it.
Brilliant. This book really hits the bulls eye about the core issue underlying the confusing, usually irrational and complex landscape of love relationships. The conversations provided excellent example of how couples can get past the "he said she said" quibbles that can deeply wound each other, and delve into real emotional honesty. I look forward to working on these conversations with my husband. The grand finale was profoundly inspiring.
I liked the way the reader could portray a man's voice as well as a woman's voice, helping the listener follow who was saying what.
In summary, I wish every couple could read this book. I really do believe it could bring a great deal more peace to the world.
I really felt identified with this book. Some of the stories reflected my own. Great insight for those who are seeking help with broken relationships.
This book has improved our 27 years of bad communication. We aren't great at it, but can identify issues sooner. You will get what you put in. We were lucky to have a weekend workshop using the books conversations
This book will save your relationship, or prevent it from ever going critical. Everyone should take it in!
I am a very capable 61 yr old husband who feels and sees how my wife, my kids, friends, fail to see what they miss in life if they refuse to see their need for total closeness
It was so good to have someone read my mind and heart
I'm and audible learner and her presentation I think made me feel the authors intent.
In an extended sitting, but I did listen to it twice back to back and will again. I ordered hard copies for my wife and kids
God said it is not good for man to be alone. . We do best when we are vulnurable enough to either be accepted or denied. If you want to really be loved you have to let people in.
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