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Make It Work

22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship
Narrated by: Tony A. Gaskins
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Proven principles - drawn from real-life failures and successes - for building and sustaining a loving, healthy relationship in today’s trying times, from celebrity life coach and motivational speaker Tony Gaskins, Jr.

After speaking out about how weak and insecure men control women in relationships in 2009 on several globally televised shows, Tony Gaskins launched his career as a life coach and relationship counselor. Since then, Gaskins, who has been a faithful and committed husband for more than a decade, has counseled thousands and inspired millions online, becoming one of America’s foremost experts on love and relationships. 

Practical and accessible, and delivered in the empowering, empathetic tone his devoted following has come to love and trust, Make It Work walks you through a series of essential lessons on how to maintain a healthy and long-lasting relationship. Drawing inspiration from the Bible and from his own personal failures and successes, Gaskins offers a framework for how to recognize the right person to settle down with, how to set standards that promote loving relationships - and what to avoid in a successful union.

Make It Work arrives as a hopeful response to a culture where breakups and divorces are all too common, and it serves as a vital resource to help your relationship thrive today.

©2019 Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Really good listen

I love the lessons given to us by Tony in this book. It's common sense and faith-based, which seem to he two things individuals struggle with and lack. My only complaint would be that is it mostly geared towards married couples. I see ways to implement this into my single life when determining what to look for in a partner, but a lot may not actually come into play until marriage. Overall, I think this book will help a lot of couples with their relationships.

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Wonderful!!

This is wonderful. One day in 2016, I was riding in my car listening to 88.1. A young man was on the radio talking about the word of God and his book "Real Love." I immediately downloaded the book. After reading that book, I read his book "Broke Minded."
@tonygaskins has done it again his new book "Make it Work." This book is for people who are single, married, separated, and/or divorced. I received my preordered audible on yesterday, but began listening today. He gives sound biblical teaching, scripture, and holy spirit inspired advice on life and relationships.
I wish that my soon to be ex husband and I had this book or even had someone in our lives during the beginning and throughout our marriage, to help us like this book will help others. Praying that it blesses everyone that reads it. It has blessed me!

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A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!

This book has enlightened me so much. I recommend it to everyone in my family and life. Very therapeutic and truth facing. I have to go back and do every improvement workout for my growth on my relationship! Praise God!! I am so thankful for this.

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TRULY ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ON RELATIONSHIPS

Tony delivers the truth with conviction because he knows what he is talking about. He does not mince words nor does he vacillate. His message is crystal clear.

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Great Relationship Book

This is a great book to help navigate the strengthening of your marriage or relationship. I think both partners should read it to really be beneficial, but it is a great read either way!!

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Inspiration off the charts

This book was Conformation of my own Self Help I just endured. I did seek some help from a Therapist and they gave idea to better spend my time. The one thing I committed myself too was writing in a journal to better express how I was feeling and being able to write subjects I grew from and how I managed to get thur them...My journey was life changing and it actually help me become a better woman with a deeper understanding and more compassion than I have ever had in my whole life. My journey inspired me to promote mental health and seek ways to help others gain that knowledge as well so that individuals that are now in situations like I was can know you, they are not alone.

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  • 06-02-19

Great lessons

Each lesson is a subject that should be addressed by any couple to have open communication rather than resentment in their relationship.

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Awesome Book it has help me so much!

Loved it, Thank you Mr Gaskins for a Awesome, Life Changing informative book, I'm ready to date with purpose !

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must read!

Great book and knowledge!! Def worth reading and sharing with friends and family. I have already recommended.

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Great insight! loved the life lessons shared

I enjoyed reading the book. Tons of confirmation and aha moments! Thanks for sharing your years of experience.

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  • 07-06-19

Love it.

Loved it very useful and real. I love that Tony narrated the book himself, adds emotions and meaning. About to listen the second time.

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  • 02-10-19

For all regardless of relationship status

I thought this was for married couples trying to “make it work” but this book really does give great advice whatever your relationship status. I like that it’s speaks to both men and women. Very insightful and needed in this day and age.