Getting to Commitment

Overcoming the 8 Greatest Obstacles to Lasting Connection (And Finding the Courage to Love)
Narrated by: Steven Menasche
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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Getting to Commitment offers understanding, inspiration, and a concrete plan of action for any woman, man, or couple who is ready to tackle the eight most destructive demons that make people run from loving relationships.

©1998 Steven Carter and Julia Sokol Coopersmith (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Read the book instead

Getting to Commitment is helpful if you're in a long-term relationship and are scared to death of moving things forward, and it's helpful if you're in the dating scene but keep finding yourself ending things before they get started. It helps me face fears and learn to reveal myself in a relationship, something I always fear doing, to better the relationship.

However, the vocal performance is fairly bad in this version. It is well spoken and high audio quality. What makes it bad? The voice actor reads the text like a newscaster, inserting hyperbolic pauses before key words for dramatic effect. Think William Shatner. Instead of listening to the book and having insights, I feel like I'm watching an infomercial, and the stylized speaking removes the ability for me to relate (who relates to an infomercial?). It's very old-fashioned and impeded me a bit from connecting. I own the e-book as well, though, which helps me retain the information and hear a voice that sounds more human.

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Listened to it 3 times

I retained something new after listening at different points. Before a relationship, during and after, for example. I used it as a tool for self observation as well. I couldn’t recommend it more.

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very helpful

Very enlightening.
This is a difficult and perplexing problem for those of us that struggle with commitmentphobia.
This book sheds light on this problem and addresses steps to deal with it.

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Enlightening ! learnt so much !

Steve explained the relationship and commitment in so deapth. It's good for any age, man and women.

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Great read!

I recommend doing their whole series! Sokol and Carter really dig in to what commitment - and resistance to it - mean!

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Simply put - a great book!

What did you love best about Getting to Commitment?

The book covers different aspects of commitment issues, I am a researcher in this area and found the book down to earth, informative and practical!

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good book

I think, there are many interesting things to think of in this book. This book maybe useful and interesting for people, who are thinking about or already have a serious relationships.

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Interesting take on Relationships

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you are experiencing issues with your partner, this book can help...

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It is 'real'.

Which character – as performed by Steven Menasche – was your favorite?

All. Fantastic, compassionate voice. Made the repetitive nature of this book work. I would listen to other books by this narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Relationships take work!

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When you know he/shes worth the fight, read this book!

Great insights for those who felt stuck and cant move forward in their relationship. Broaden your view and ways of thinking. The author provides great relationship story examples.

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Read it twice

The author does not know how to name people properly, also it's important to note this is dated to the point where send faxes is mentioned several times.

That being said this has a ton of useful if not scattered insights in relationships whether or not you believe be you have commitment issues.