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Hold Me Tight Audiobook

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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Publisher's Summary

Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and companionship. But sometimes we need a little help.

Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to best-selling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships.

The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection.

Dr. Johnson teaches that the way to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish emotional connection. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship - from "Recognizing the Demon Dialogues" to "Forgiving Injuries" - and uses them as touch points for seven healing conversations. These conversations give you insight into the defining moments in your relationship and guide you in reshaping these moments to create a secure and lasting bond.

©2008 Dr. Sue Johnson; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 02-14-14
    Scott Duclos, QC, Canada 02-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Book completely destroyed by the Narrator"
    If you could sum up Hold Me Tight in three words, what would they be?

    Good constructive info


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The Narrator is one of those frustrated actors who tries to do voices. All of the men's voices sounded like a throat-singer. It would have been laughable if it hadn't been so distracting. Completely destroyed the book. This should be re-recorded.


    Any additional comments?

    A really great method for looking at relationships. Shame it was unbearable to listen to.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Archaon Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada 03-09-16
    Archaon Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada 03-09-16
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    "Wish I knew this stuff years ago!"

    This book will save your relationship, or prevent it from ever going critical. Everyone should take it in!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 07-19-10
    Thomas Sewell, NJ, United States 07-19-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Another good relationship guide"

    This and others together help you understand common pitfalls and communcation faults which are really a big part of relationship troubles. Do listen and get what you can from this and the other common self relationship help books. They all add up to informing you and enlighting you and can help. Go for it.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anomoly United States 09-19-13
    Anomoly United States 09-19-13 Listener Since 2008
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    What did you love best about Hold Me Tight?

    I bought this book YEARS ago, and never actually read it until now. When I started it I obviously wasn't in a place to hear it. After being married for some time, it hits home. This book along with What makes love last are two of the best relationship books on the market. If you are willing to put in the work, it will save your marriage. <br/><br/>Which book is better? I say buy both! If you can't and you can only buy one - look at your problems. <br/><br/>If you are getting stuck on the same arguements over and over, or there has been an affair, or you feel like you are going to try to do it on your own - I suggest What makes love last. <br/><br/>If you have decent communication, and you want a better relationship - this book is worth the buy. <br/><br/>Both are great books - and you wont be disappointing with either. There is a reason that both books are highly recommended by MFT (marriage family therapist) all over the world - worth the buy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Me - it has helped my marriage


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it.<br/>


    What did you learn from Hold Me Tight that you would use in your daily life?

    Relationships are not always perfect - with work they can be better.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Loftin 06-19-17
    S. Loftin 06-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fabulous! interesting and inspiring. useful."

    fabulous! interesting and inspiring. useful. I also own the print copy of this book comma but it was helpful to listen to it. Now I know what sections I should go back to in the book.

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    "Very informative. A must read."

    Listening to the stories from couples therapy brings back so many memories of where I have fell short in my marriage. But it gives a deeper understanding of why I responded to my wife the way I did and gives a roadmap to building stronger more loving relationship.

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    Soph Ra 05-30-17
    Soph Ra 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I am a therapist and I expected better."

    This book was highly recommended to me by multiple people as a great intro to EFT, in addition to being a great personal tool to explore intimacy with your partner. Most of my score reflects the quality of the recording, which I found very disappointing. It's edited so that the sentences run very closely together, which makes the artist sound clipped and emphasizes her monotone voice quality. This is very distracting and takes away from my ability to concentrate on the content. As far as the content, I really wanted to like the book as I have heard rave reviews about it. However, I find that the proportion of Johnson's self congratulatory rhetoric relative to actual therapeutic content is really imbalanced and distracting. I really wanted more explanations of the ins and outs of intimacy and EFT and how-tos. I'm guessing that the textbook might be a better fit for me as it will need to be less self promoting and more focused on therapeutic material.

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    Jennifer 05-09-17
    Jennifer 05-09-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Who's responsible?"
    What disappointed you about Hold Me Tight?

    If you believe, as I do, that we are each responsible for our happiness in life, then this book will frustrate you to no end. There is a constant whining of married or partnered couples about how their partner did or didn't do this or that, and thus how it is impossible for them to be happy in their relationship, or in life, then the counselor basically indulges all the whining and essentially says we must develop skills that teach us to meet the other's whiny needs. Not for me. I read this at my boyfriend's request, to understand his perspective on relationship dynamics - and once I understood, I broke off the relationship...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sue Johnson again?

    No


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    VERONICA 04-07-17
    VERONICA 04-07-17
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    "Voice and tone matter"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narrative is heartless and cold. Robotic. I find dissonance between the theme and the coldness of the tone of voice. Not an enjoyable listen. Sorry to say.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sandra Burr’s performances?

    No


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    aaron lennon 04-03-17
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    "here goes everything"

    I'll let you know how it all turns out. I feel like my wife and I will do our best. I just hope it is enough.

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