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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (606 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Sue Johnson Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 2/9/2014

    " Anyone in a relationship should read this one and find yourself an EFT (emotionally focused therapist) to help you. I recommend Ila Fica @ simplymecounseling@cableone.com. Application of the principles in this book can work miracles in your life....just do it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/7/2014

    " So helpful on personal and professional level. Simple framework--very accessible reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna Karaplis | 2/3/2014

    " A good relationship book--I didn't do the exercises, but I found it insightful and helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/2/2014

    " The application of attachment theory to adult romantic relationships is genius. According to Johnson, the need for attachment underlies the conflict involved in the pursue-withdraw dance that couples often get locked into, a dance she aptly metaphorizes as the Polka. Her work provides tools for couples who want to stop dancing the Polka and start doing a Tango, her language for a relationship that allows for deep connection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/30/2014

    " Very useful in understanding attachment theory in adult intimate relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 1/26/2014

    " Good stuff. Author says most fights between couples are about the fear of losing close personal connection to our loved one. Shows how to spot this in the middle of a fight and get to the heart of the matter before getting stuck in secondary emotions. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracymarksseglin | 1/20/2014

    " I hadn't heard about attachment theory applied to adult relationships and this book was really eye-opening in an "of course!, it absolutely makes sense!" kind of way. Astute, real-world insights into what's really going on beneath the argument that seem to be applicable to just about every relationship. I especially appreciated the array of case studies and practical not-too-hokey exercises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/18/2014

    " This is a couples' book.. it's about Emotionally Focused Therapy and a must read for understanding relationships.. Dave and I are really enjoying the "conversations" it evokes. I really like passionate discussions... this one gets us going! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Meadows | 1/16/2014

    " Great book with practical advice on how to maintain and grow intimate relationships. Good guide on communicating and resolving conflict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi Bishop-royse | 12/1/2013

    " A really good read about relationships. Really helped me understand my relationship with my husband. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia Rebholz | 11/25/2013

    " Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is the most powerful relationship enhancer that I know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christen | 9/22/2013

    " This book is amazing. It changed the way I look at everything. :0) Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/1/2013

    " I feel like marriage is always a work-in progress and really enjoyed the perspective of this author and counselor. I haven't talked Jeff into reading it yet, but maybe that is because I am such a great wife that he doesn't have any complaints :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 6/28/2013

    " This is such a great book for almost any relationship. It gave me a whole new perspective about being emotionally available and compassionate with those I love and care about. A must read for anyone who has been or is in a relationship regardless of how healthy the relationship is. Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 5/9/2013

    " A clear introduction to attachment therapy for the average person. Very helpful for all my important relationships. I'm not super-fond of her clever names for things. Calling something "the Protest Polka" is rather unnecessary when the actual name is demand-withdraw. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory Cooperman | 5/3/2013

    " Attachment theory for the layperson, and practical advice for how to strengthen your relationships. I consider this a must read if you are at all psychologically minded, and in a relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yascha | 3/27/2013

    " Changed the way I look at relationships. Awesome book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sand | 11/26/2012

    " I love Sue Johnson's approach (EFT) and often recommend this to couples. My major criticism: The theory/approach is applicable to all couples, but the examples are overwhelmingly heterosexist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wes Cothron | 7/10/2012

    " It was average. The concepts and content were sound and applicable to my relationship. However, it was hard to read and didn't "flow" well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/20/2012

    " Had to return this to the library at about half way. What a fantastic book, though! Considering buying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle karl | 6/12/2012

    " read for work but one of the best couples books I have read and it was very easy to get through, I am trying to get Greg to read some of it as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/15/2012

    " I saw Sue speak last spring and I finally found time to read the book. This is a great one about healing your marriage emotionally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Journey | 1/30/2012

    " Fascinating research on the science of love. Great book to improve emotional bonds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 1/7/2012

    " This brief but perceptive book gave me new insights into my own history and personality and helped me understand the dynamics of our marriage more cllearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/25/2011

    " It was very informative and I feel every couple or even parents would benefit from the information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 12/12/2011

    " love the term "demon dialogs"...been there. done that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/29/2011

    " Wonderful, step by step instructions, stories and help to learn how to have a terrific, deep, intimate, emotional attachment with your spouse or significant other or......well, anyone, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 5/14/2011

    " So helpful on personal and professional level. Simple framework--very accessible reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 5/14/2011

    " Excellent insights. Needed more specific interventions, as understandings only go so far .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/12/2011

    " read for work but one of the best couples books I have read and it was very easy to get through, I am trying to get Greg to read some of it as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Rich | 4/7/2011

    " Dr. Johnson developed the emotional focused couple therapy, which is highly regarded as one of the best methods for building loving relationships. Her book contains many ways to heal a weak relationship and to strengthen a strong one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/1/2011

    " I suck at love, but this book showed that I'm pretty much like everyone else. Was recommended by a counselor and it showed the habits that people have when things can't quite get right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Munira | 2/26/2011

    " loved this book! really explains the core of a happy marriage - emotional connection with your spouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/12/2010

    " Another amazing book on relationship dynamics. It's a refreshingly new view. We don't have to delve into the past to understand ourselves and how we are in relationships (that can help) but this gives clear instructions/explanations of the complexity of our love relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 11/4/2010

    " This book had a lot of helpful information for helping couples as well as anyone who is looking for information to use in their own marriages. Really good ideas and an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 9/10/2010

    " This is such a great book for almost any relationship. It gave me a whole new perspective about being emotionally available and compassionate with those I love and care about. A must read for anyone who has been or is in a relationship regardless of how healthy the relationship is. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 6/27/2010

    " A must read for every couple! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 5/20/2010

    " The first chapters are invaluable if you are in a marriage or long term committed relationship. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/8/2010

    " As self help books go this beats all the others easily. Practically focused advice grounded in emotional attachment science. If you don't learn something to make you a more understanding partner from this book then you didn't read it with any attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clyda | 4/13/2010

    " Amazing wisdom. It helps us to know we are not crazy because we crave that one strong human connection with another being. Evidence supports her theory that the "rugged individualism" we have all believed in is a fallacy. "

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