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Hold Me Tight Audiobook

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help.

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

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    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 07-19-10
    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 07-19-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Another good relationship guide"

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Saadhamidi 01-14-16
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    great, simple, full of stories, lessons and tools
    in support me for better awareness & behaviours

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    Chris 12-09-15
    Chris 12-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very helpful book"

    I found my actions in this book, and was able to talk through them with my wife!

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    Audrey Toronto, ON 11-19-15
    Audrey Toronto, ON 11-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "obvious and irritating"

    I don't know, maybe the theories of relationship outlined in this book are new ideas for people, but I found it pretty obvious. The stories used to illustrate the relationship styles are repeated over and over... I found myself saying "ok ok I get it already!" in my head while listening. I realize the author/narrator was trying to make the performance interesting for listeners but I found her voice overly emotive and dramatic and it got on my nerves. I couldn't finish this book, I got about half way through before acknowledging I had not learned anything new and gave up.

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    christopher 11-02-15
    christopher 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Stuff!"

    Useful in helping me to understand my wife and people in general. Book was recommended by my counselor. My marriage is strengthened as a result of the tools and examples found in this book.

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    tayne 10-09-15
    tayne 10-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    "changed our marriage for the better!"

    love this book! recommend it for anyone looking to improve their marriage. the reader isn't annoying either, which is a nice bonus!

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    HungrySun 10-02-15
    HungrySun 10-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book, bad narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The content itself is really good. I enjoy the Emotionally Focus Therapy mode and have used it in couples counseling. However, the narrator is terrible.
    I bought the audible without checking the sample audio first. At first I thought the narration was done by an analog robot.
    I have both the paper and audio-copy of this. I would just get the book and skip the audible.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Johnson? Why or why not?

    I enjoy Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focus Therapy.


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    ANTON 08-15-15
    ANTON 08-15-15
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    "Voice actor is terrible"

    I started reading this book and then thought, "maybe there's an audio book." Got the audio book and started listening. It was awful. Made this book, written by an educated professional, sound like it was written by a crazy fanatic. Went back to reading the printed version and felt sane again.

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    Leslie H. Montemayor 07-22-15
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    "Great way to reconnect"

    I cried all the way thru this book. It definitely resonated with my life. I just wish all therapists were trained in EFT.

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    chela 06-26-15
    chela 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    very helpful and with great tools! I will definitely read this again. didn't really like the speaker's voice because it sounded too much like an automated message.

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