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Love Sense Audiobook

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" - our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival.
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The best-selling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research.

Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" - our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.

©2013 Sue Johnson (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Davis San Diego, CA, USA 01-31-14
    Davis San Diego, CA, USA 01-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    Where does Love Sense rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best and the best on relationships.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Sense?

    Loved it all.


    What about Sue Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Great accent. Didn't realize it was the author reading until the end. Loved it!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Love Sense?

    How to apply this to my relationship.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want immediate help in a distressed relationship, listen to Hold Me Tight first. If you want a bigger picture and a deeper understanding of why Hold Me Tight works, start here. Sue Johnson weaves decades of established psychological theory and research together with recent discoveries in neuroscience and her own research with couples. The author has a charming accent and I didn't realize she was reading until the end. Highly recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    timtam 09-18-15
    timtam 09-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you try another book from Sue Johnson and/or Sue Johnson?

    I highly recommend Hold Me Tightly


    Any additional comments?

    This book did not speak to me the way Dr. Johnson's book "Hold Me TIght" did. Frankly, I have been told this was her attempt to write a book for the general public. I think there were a couple points she attempted to making, including

    1. There is evidence in support of long-term monogamous relationships; this is cited by sharing studies on the importance of oxytocin (hormone) secreted in love relationships as a protective measure in long-term relationships. Lot's of evidence based on "vols" (ground squirrel-like creatures) is cited.

    2. A commentary on the present state of social media driven relationships and pornography use as being problematic in general and specifically a challenge for the upcoming generations who are steeped in this culture. There is a separation of sexuality and emotional life, which is concerning.

    3. A current trend towards sexual curiosity and exploration while in monogamous relationships. Dr. Johnson is concerned that people are not clear how this exploration may negatively impact relationships.

    There's probably a bit more in there too, but I've been a bit dissapointed. I think it just wasn't the kind of book I expected. I think I'll just go back to reading her more clinical/self help books. I wasn't truly in the frame of mind to grapple with the present socio-cultural concerns of sexuality. Even though I could reflect on how they impact my life, I think her concepts of negative patterns and "demon dialogues" and building a secure attachment (from her previous work), is most important to me and what I'll return to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia in SF San Jose ca 11-10-15
    Sophia in SF San Jose ca 11-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "No real tips on HOW to become more securely attach"

    This book goes on and on about the importance of securely attached relationships, but it doesn't tell us HOW to become more securely attached. then what's the point about reading how important it is if there are no specific examples of how to get there. Did I miss an important chapter or two or three? if it's so important to have these attachments, then why not spend 5% of the book explaining why it's imlortant, and the other 95% providing examples of HOW to become more secure??

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    timothy 02-24-15
    timothy 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Changed the way i look at relationships"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, HELL YEA... very informative and well researched. This book might have saved my relationship which was falling and loosing its passion. No more.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Crickett USA 02-01-15
    J. Crickett USA 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting Read"

    Great book - fascinating studies on bonding and attachment. I have recommended this book to others & read Hold Me Tight. Sue Johnson does a great job explaining why relationships can be so maddening!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Annie J.G. UT United States 01-24-16
    Annie J.G. UT United States 01-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "narrated version well worth it"

    I loved how Sue Johnson herself narrated and brought her experiences and insights by many examples with couples and their struggles that resonated so clearly with my wife and myself. very helpful for us to start a dialog about very sensitive struggles in out relationship of 25 years of marriage.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Marcelletti 02-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This will save marriages"

    My husband and listened to this audio and it was a game changer. After 32 years of marriage nothing had changed until now. Thank you dr, Sue Johnson

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crowe 04-05-16
    Crowe 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "best book on a healthy life ever read"

    I've read alot of books and this is hands down the best so far. how to make your life healthy, happy and good

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    Adam 03-14-16
    Adam 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A solid extension of Gottman's work."

    Johnson extends on John Gottman's notion of successful human relationships by focusing on attachment styles. Johnson offers a useful and often overlooked thesis on human bonding, coupling, and cooperation. By focusing her framework through three lenses: secure, anxious and detached attachment styles, the reader is given many examples that seem personal and livable to help recognize problem points in their own lives. Johnson gives an introduction to her "hold me tight" conversations and their healing effects on crippled relationships. An overall helpful read that was unfortunately done better in nearly any of Gottman's efforts.

    The reader will benefit from Johnson's insights.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SouthburySusan Sandy Hook, CT 01-03-16
    SouthburySusan Sandy Hook, CT 01-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Therapy for distressed couples"

    I am an MFT and I very often suggest this book to clients who are highly distressed. There are many stories that clients can relate to that allow them to see into the deep emotional undercurrents in their relationships.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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