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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love | [Sue Johnson]

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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    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
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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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    Altadenamom Altadena, CA 06-18-15
    Altadenamom Altadena, CA 06-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic truth"

    Best author on marriage --- based on profound research into human development and adult attachment patterns. This book is easy to understand and incredibly helpful for lay audiences and professional marriage therapists. But this narrator is so corny, saccharine, even sexist in her portrayal of women as sounding whiny/wimpy and men as sounding emotionally clueless, she ruins the audio book version.....

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    Jamie 06-14-15
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    "The most amazing book ever!"

    As a student in a Clinical Mental Heath Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy program, I can honestly say this book is a God-send! It has changed my own relationship with my wife, kids, and family & friend as well as my clients.

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    Ammon Anderson Columbus, OH-USA 06-14-15
    Ammon Anderson Columbus, OH-USA 06-14-15 Member Since 2015

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    "The best advice I've heard on relationships"

    And I have read a LOT in the las year since my wife left me.

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    Christian 06-13-15
    Christian 06-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very insightful and life changing"

    This book was insightful and life changing. I appreciate the scientific approach to emotional relationships.

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    Garry United States 06-05-15
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    "Full of hope, advice and ideas"

    wonderful book about coming together in stor spite of our differences. lots of valuable advice and suggestions

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    Joshua 06-03-15
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    "Insightful But Cuts to the Core"

    Story flows smoothly. If you're looking for an intimate self-help discussion this is a great find.

    Be prepared to be or become vulnerable, otherwise don't waste your time. Last part draws connections between multiple relationships and makes a nice conclusion.

    Overall well done, the mix of practical application and examples from real conversations help explain how to discover emotional needs and communicate them to loved ones.

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    Dave in Cleveland Cleveland, OH 04-19-15
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    "Love: quantifiable, tangible, and sustainable."

    This book taught me about loving and myself, and how to connect that with others.

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