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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward M. Hallowell, Sue Hallowell, Melissa Orlov Narrator: Edward M. Hallowell, Sue Hallowell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780307713131
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Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. Now Edward M. Hallowell, the bestselling co-author of Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction, teams up with his wife, Sue George Hallowell, a couples’ therapist, to explain the subtle but dangerous toll today’s overstretched, undernurtured lifestyle takes on our most intimate relationship. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to maneuver your marriage out of the destructive roadblocks created by the avalanche of busy living.
• Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play.
• Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication.
• Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other.
• Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation.
            All of us who have been part of a couple for more than a few years will recognize ourselves in this reassuring book. Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love. 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 Scott Freeman | 2/18/2013

    " One of the best marriage books I have read. Very current and relevant to today. And no proof-texting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 9/23/2012

    " Helped me realize my husband's ADHD. Made me understand his way of thinking to strengthen our relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 5/10/2012

    " It's like he needs a seeing eye dog because he only follows the feebly blinking iPhone screen. I've seen him cross Manhattan streets and never once look up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea Marlowe | 1/23/2012

    " Great book about relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 anguinea | 6/28/2011

    " i listened to the audio version and i really wish the authors would have just went with professional narrators to read because their own voices are very uneven. also, there are several examples of arguments between couples that can make a person very uncomfortable to endure to in an audio version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T.C. | 2/24/2011

    " Whatever success we have in our marriage is sort of an accident. We did counselling and studying before the wedding but we're too busy nowadays. The marriage just happens. This book is changing that with all its lists and ideas. Here's one: Go on dates! Wow. What a concept. It's helping so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric Bell | 11/6/2010

    " This book has some interesting sociological comments on modern culture, but lacks substance and follow through on the 'advice' presented. I would not recommend this book to a couple looking to strengthen their marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 8/15/2010

    " It's like he needs a seeing eye dog because he only follows the feebly blinking iPhone screen. I've seen him cross Manhattan streets and never once look up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 7/17/2010

    " One of the best marriage books I have read. Very current and relevant to today. And no proof-texting! "

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About the Author
Author Edward M. Hallowell

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author and psychiatrist for adults and children, was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years. He is now the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in New York City and Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the author of Crazy Busy and coauthor of Driven to Distraction.