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Jealousy: Why it Happens and How to Overcome It | [Paul Hauck]

Jealousy: Why it Happens and How to Overcome It

Jealousy can invade every relationship, whether it be with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, family or friends. If we love others and need their love in return we can all suffer from the pain of jealousy. Dr Hauck believes jealousy is a self-defeating emotion which drives away the love we crave. He explains what makes us feel jealous, and shows us how we can control it.
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Jealousy can invade every relationship, whether it be with husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, family or friends. If we love others and need their love in return we can all suffer from the pain of jealousy.

Dr Hauck believes jealousy is a self-defeating emotion which drives away the love we crave. He explains what makes us feel jealous, and shows us how we can control it. He distinguishes between jealousy, envy, possessiveness and suspicion and offers practical advice on how we can overcome these in ourselves and in those we love.

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    christopher COLUMBUS, NE, United States 12-06-14
    christopher COLUMBUS, NE, United States 12-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I dont even know how to thank the writer"

    Look, Im just gonna write what happen. I bought this book the morning after one of my monthly jealous breakdowns. The night before I got into an argument with my girlfriend over the time she took to get home from work. I was feeling miserable for treating her that way, she is a good girl and have not giving me a reason to think she is cheating on me, I went to audible and wrote on the search box 'Jealousy' and this book came up. Started to listened at work (Im a painter at a shop so I can listen audiobooks or music all day, lucky me) and scared me the fact that I am on the path of those people who lost their partner because of jealousy, I also felt good to know people have changed and the advise is to the point, if you took the time to read my review I just wanna tell you: this book helps. Now I can control this impulse and overcome it. The help was immediately knowing this I felt as a tense muscle relaxed, it was a good feeling. Bought this book a week ago, Im still fighting it but not the same way, I dont get hulk angry, if I feel the urge to question her I can calm down quickly and cool down and think. She is seeing a better me now and Im glad is not too late, I know she loves me and I am thanking Dr. Paul Hauck for helping to have peace on my mind and therefore give and provide my part on a loving relationship. thank you so much Dr. Paul Hauck, God bless you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Jersey City, NJ, USA 06-20-10
    Michele Jersey City, NJ, USA 06-20-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Buy"

    I learned a lot from this book and recommend it to others.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 03-17-14
    Daniel 03-17-14
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    "I found pretentious and condescending"
    What would have made Jealousy better?

    I was really hoping for a more evolved and holistic approach. I was really unimpressed with this author and can't imagine how - speaking to people as he does - he could possibly be helping anyone. My impression is that he deeply dislikes the clients he is describing, and that he would be well served learning some less aggressive and demeaning language skills. I am returning this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Hauck again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Bob Sinfield’s performance?

    I think he tried his best with what - for me - was poorly written material


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Lake ELsinore, CA, United States 06-22-12
    James Lake ELsinore, CA, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book for ANYONE in a meaningful relationship"
    Would you listen to Jealousy again? Why?

    I have already. 3 times in 3 days.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Surprised. This book is wonderful. This book is abour respect for one another in a relationship. This book is about helping you take it easy on yourself. A chance for me to really enjoy reflecting on the importance of respect for my wife and myself. A good look at fundamental ideas on worth and sharing happiness.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not psycho babble on jealousy. I mean the topics flow and are very interesting. No I am not an extremely jealous person. But I love my wife and she deserves to be treated, at all times, as an individual with free choice. (She is not property that I own) Her choice is to love me. And I will do everything and anything to cultivate that beautiful spirit in her. And I have learned so much on how I can improve my behavior and bring more to the table for her ..... and thus ..... to US! Great book!!! Oh. And I have over 300 self improvment books from audible. This is one of the best on relationships and just plain old loving the worth of different personalities. This book will bring you such freedom .... and your loved one will appreciate the change very quickly!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Zhajai 04-08-15
    Zhajai 04-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this book!"

    This book is amazing. It includes stories of how jealousy has destroyed relationships. It also has great advise on how to deal with your jealousy in a constructive way. This book is one of the best books I have ever bought.
    The narrator is the best I've ever heard and I have heard more than 170 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Adams 03-05-15
    C. Adams 03-05-15
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    "For abusive/controlling individuals only"
    What would have made Jealousy better?

    The author is demeaning to people who struggle with jealous feelings. I believe he calls them "wretched" in the preface. I was looking for a book to help me with feelings I struggle with but don't act on; this book is obviously geared toward abusive, controlling, manipulative people only and the author does not seem to want to help people but seems to be judging them instead. I will look for another book whose author is intent on helping people who are seeking to better themselves and don't want the third degree for negative feelings they are struggling with.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was fine, the author not so much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 02-12-15
    Mark 02-12-15
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    "written as a self help on both sides of jealously"

    the doctor seems a bit too cut-and-dried for my taste. even to the point of being void of emotion toward working on a relationship for loves sake. i learned some good things here though. I do recommend it.

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    cheryl 01-26-15
    cheryl 01-26-15
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    "Awesome book!"

    This book really made me understand how bad jealousy really is and it put things into perspective for me. It actually made me feel silly for reacting the way I do to my partner over other women. I will definately be reading this again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Shiloh, IL United States 08-21-13
    Amazon Customer Shiloh, IL United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good ideas for overcoming jealousy"
    Would you try another book from Paul Hauck and/or Bob Sinfield?

    Yes. It was good.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Paul Hauck? Why or why not?

    Yes I would.


    Did Jealousy inspire you to do anything?

    To work at overcoming any jealous feelings I get. The book helped me understand the underlying cause.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Jealousy"

    Changed my life in the first hour that i listened to this :-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maria Karczewska
    1/17/15
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    "Worth reading"

    I enjoyed this book and it's definitely worth buying if you think you might have problem with jealousy.
    I had to pick and choose what's relevant to me but the main idea is brilliant.
    The minus would be a bit stereotypical approach to relationships where woman stays at home and man is off pursuing a career. If we can overcome this you will find this book very useful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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