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5 out of 5 stars
By Jolene Monheim on 10-04-15

Worth a listen!

As a person married to an avoidant I learned a great deal. Especially, that there is hope. I always wondered what was wrong, why my husband didn't take my needs into consideration, and thought that I was the problem... I'm an anxious avoidant. This book gave me a lot of information and my husband is listening to it too and finds it beneficial. We are practicing kindness and empathy!

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By b2995 on 30-08-17

Don't Even Think About Dating an Avoidant!

Save yourself some heartache. Learn how to spot these individuals and steer clear of them. This book helped me understand that it's really NOT me.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Veruka on 01-06-17

Stop while you are behind

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think books like these may be more harmful than good. I was like aha I have figured out the mystery to relationships and realized we are all doomed. Far too black and white and not true some of us avoid and some of us cling but that does not mean either party is wrong. Don't demonize your spouse instead look in the mirror, pull your own planks.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Joe Farinacci?

Greal narration and for that reason I took it far too seriously.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Avoidant?

Nothing great book.

Any additional comments?

Yes I think there is hope for most every relationship. I think we are all a little narcissistic. I also believe if we gave a little more than we received we would be loved a little more every day. Relationships are investments, treat yourself like your new car or your brand new house , cherish your relationship. On that note read the book Cherish.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By 509Cougs on 01-05-17

Author Holds No Quarter

There's no sugar coating here. Be prepared to take a good look at your ugly self.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By KStarr on 16-04-16

One step closer to better you

I strongly suggest this book for anyone that is struggling to find understanding and clarity in an otherwise confusing and/or frustrating relationship ... especially one that seems to be conflicting, hypocritical and misleading.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Stacy Lee on 12-05-18

Derogatory towards woman/outdated/ female shaming

I was so looking forward to listening to this audiobook as I am a fan of John Gottman. I am 50 years old, with 2 daughters and I am a business owner- co owner with my husband. I was quite surprised how the author always refers to the caregiver as the mother and places blame on her ( references always dictated as the mother and not the father)
at fault for attachment difficulties. I can listen to this audiobook and gather tidbits that may contribute to aspects of improvement in my life, thankful that I have zero tolerance to a book that takes a narcissist view of child rearing, neglecting the father’s role and impact of his presence, and in fact blaming the mother for outcomes of the child.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful