Hold Me Tight

  • by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Narrated by Sandra Burr
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worthwhile content; Spoilt by narrator

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I think the content of the book is very good and I would really love to be able to listen to it but I cannot abide the narrator when she mimics the male voices in the case studies! Otherwise she is a good narrator, but why on earth does she try to sound like a man....I just can't listen to it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Sorry, I never reached the end!

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Sandra Burr?

Sandra Burr is a good narrator - if only she had read the case studies in her natural voice, I would have had no problem with her narration.

Did Hold Me Tight inspire you to do anything?

This book came highly recommended, as the author is noteworthy in her field. Therefore, I may well persevere with the annoyances I find with the narration, just to find out if I can apply anything to my own situation. I haven't listened to the book for several months now and can only do so in short bursts.

Any additional comments?

I would strongly suggest rerecording this book, possibly with the same narrator, but definitely without the fake male voices... please!

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- Phyllis McA

Robotic narrator

Sounds like a robot. The ideas are great but it’s too painful to listen to.
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- zoe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-06-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio