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When the Past Is Present Audiobook

When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage our Relationships

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In this audiobook, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships - and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to become more aware of the ways we slip into the past so that we can identify our emotional baggage and take steps to unpack it and put it where it belongs. Drawing on decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo helps listeners to:

  • Understand how the wounds of childhood become exposed in adult relationships - and why this is a gift
  • Identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won't sabotage present-day relationships
  • Recognize how strong attractions and aversions to people in the present can be signals of own own unfinished business
  • Use mindfulness to stay in the present moment and cultivate authentic intimacy

©2008 David Richo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Ban 06-25-16
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    "Complicated language"

    This book is very informative I'm sure but I have a masters degree & it's soooooo hard to follow. I'm not an english or language scholar. It would have been nice if a more simplistic wording was used so that I don't have to focus so hard to understand. I'm not sure i can finish listening to this audio book. Probably will try to find something more easily understood.

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    Makat 04-04-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of When the Past Is Present to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely not. Too many points can be easily missed in audio format.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very informative


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    They couldn't have chosen a worse narrator.

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    "An excellent book"

    One of the best books around that explains the unconscious processes that affect our relationships.

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