Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

by Sue Johnson, Sue Johnson Dr.

Little, Brown And Company | April 8, 2008 | Hardcover

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Heralded by theNew York TimesandTimemagazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In HOLD ME TIGHT, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1 in

Published: April 8, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031611300X

ISBN - 13: 9780316113007

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More depth in relationship! I wasn't crazy about the writing, but I loved the conversations to do with your partner. VERY insightful and has helped us move much deeper in our relationship.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated out of 5 by from Great book for anyone wanting to learn how to have a great relationship. It was recommended to us by our counselor and he was right an amazing book on relationships
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Take a chance Hands down the best relationship book I have ever read. A paradigm changer--it felt intuitively right from the first chapter, yet I also see the world in a different way. It took the core values I held about life, and showed me how to really live them better. Of course, starting with the relationships closest to me. There are no complicated rules here, what you need to do doesn't feel like an overwhelming amount of work, and what Johnson says makes so much sense it's not hard to remember. By chapter four you'll have a good idea of some things you can do and STOP doing, without even having started the "seven conversations." Johnson's methods are based on 25 years of clinical research, and have a 75% success rate. So at least ask yourself this: What have you got to lose? It's not a long book, the science is super interesting, and many of the stories are touching. And don't be fooled by the frouffy title, it's not a frouffy book. ;-) Johnson's a scientist, not a writer, so the writing might veer into the self-helpy; or her retelling of the couple's conversations sound fake at times (people always "giggle" when I'm sure in real life they just laughed). But the science she talks about is serious stuff, and the ideas are deep, so I never felt I was being frouffed-over.
Date published: 2011-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be mandatory reading! This book is not self- helpish but rather a practical guide to communication that is easily read. Every grown up could benefit from reading this. Gives great insight into the patterns and dances of life, love and the dialogue in between. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend to friends.
Date published: 2011-05-06

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Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

by Sue Johnson, Sue Johnson Dr.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1 in

Published: April 8, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031611300X

ISBN - 13: 9780316113007

About the Book

Dr. Johnson teaches--using Emotionally Focused Therapy--that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connections and preserve the attachment bond to ensure a lifetime of love.

From the Publisher

Heralded by theNew York TimesandTimemagazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond. This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In HOLD ME TIGHT, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way to save and enrich a relationship is to reestablish safe emotional connection and preserve the attachment bond. With this in mind, she focuses on key moments in a relationship-from Recognizing the Demon Dialogue to Revisiting a Rocky Moment-and uses them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.

About the Author

Dr. Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. The developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, she is a recognized leader in the new science of relationships. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles, and she has trained thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She lives in Ottawa, Canada. For more information on Dr. Sue Johnson and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, visitwww.eft.caandwww.holdmetight.com.

Editorial Reviews

A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book... the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century.-Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Getting It Right the First Time
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