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Love Is Never Enough explores the most common problems in marriage: the power of negative thinking, disillusionment, rigid rules and expectations, and miscommunication. These issues can be approached through cognitive therapy, in which thinking through and reasoning are used to counteract the poor communication that so often erodes relationships. With eloquence and accessibility, Aaron T. Beck, MD, shows how effective communication can restore and strengthen the ties and bonds between couples.

©1988 Aaron T. Beck, MD (P)2016 Tantor

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Excellent Resource!

I am a psychotherapist and read all of Aaron Beck's material. This book is a great resource for couples whether they are in therapy or not. The reader's voice is easy to listen to and I love the accessibility of the information.

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Great book with help for sticky points

Great book. Got through it all with many lightbulb moments. I was coming off a breakup from a long distance relationship. Aaron Beck's way of looking at the positive things in the other person helped reestablish respect for both of us rather than see their bad points. We're all imperfect!

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Useful Moments Were Too Few For Me

What disappointed you about Love Is Never Enough?

The book did not seem very concise, did not flow well for me, and seemed about 4 hours too long.

What was most disappointing about Aaron T. Beck MD’s story?

There are so many different communication examples that I really had a hard time trying to make connections between everything. You also need to listen to 8 hours of problem identification before getting to solutions. I would have preferred to have problems followed by solutions.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I am not very pick about narrators, but he was too feminine for my tastes. I kept think of the Stuart Smalley character.

Any additional comments?

I will freely admit I am not the perfect husband. There were probably 3 or 4 examples from the book that I went "Oh", that is me, and I will use it to improve our relationship. The section on how to be supportive & not totally impartial was the most useful topic for me. Most of the book I found to be a slog that did not strike a chord for me, which made it tough to finish.

My wife, on the other hand, is really enjoying it and seems to connect with it much more than I did. She has some very strong automatic responses, and is learning to see things from a different viewpoint. I am sure she would rate the book much higher than I did.

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