• Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson
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Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine 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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (April 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031611300X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316113007
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

I was skeptical at first when a colleague recommended this book

 on September 18, 2017
By Ines G.
I was skeptical at first when a colleague recommended this book. After all, there are so many approaches out there. What could be so transformative about this one? But I must say that this book has completely revolutionized how I think about doing couples therapy, as well as about my own relationships. Communication skills or digging through childhood wounds, while often relevant, just never seemed to quite be enough to help couples. This book teaches you to understand that most arguments, no matter their content, are really protests about disconnection. I highly recommend this perspective to everyone. It might just save your relationship.


4 people found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2017
By Always a Student
Helped me see my own patterns and more importantly helped me see my husband with more compassion and grace.

I’ve read a lot of relationship books. This one …

 on August 26, 2017
By Mister Moose
I’ve read a lot of relationship books. This one isn’t particularly well-written but the technique (emotionally focused therapy) is highly effective. This is the ONLY book our marriage counselor recommends. It’s made a real difference after 15 years of marriage.

Great book

One person found this helpful.
 on April 1, 2017
By Austin Goodman
Well thought out book with simple examples that help covey the message. The book helps to provide insight to situations and how you might handle conflict. I would recommend this book to those seeking to grow their relationships in love and devotion to one another.

the science/data is VERY good and there are some great examples of "types/styles" of …

5 people found this helpful.
 on March 15, 2016
By Pseudopal
It takes a bit to get used to the voice on this one. I don’t care for the voice acting at all. The “conversations” in this book are well meaning up play out unrealistically- as if relationships on the brink of divorce can be fixed in one conversation with a simple tweaking of listen and choice words.

This is a fantastic book that helps address the necessary conversations every significant …

 on September 6, 2017
By Seahawk fan
Struggling with your marriage? This is a fantastic book that helps address the necessary conversations every significant relationship must have in order to move forward in a healthy manner.


One person found this helpful.
 on January 25, 2017
By Hutto
Amazing book. Truly a new and unique way to look at love and relationships


One person found this helpful.
 on June 10, 2016
By Smiles!
SAVED MY MARRIAGE! Between this book & working with an EFT therapist, my husband and I are stronger than before! HIGHLY recommended! Also very good for any relationship – friendship, sibling, children, co-workers, etc…. When our feelings of connection and attachment are threatened, that is the time when we start to separate ourselves from others.

Worth every penny

 on August 24, 2017
By Dave Seck
This book was awesome, I haven’t been able to necessarily apply any of it yet due to my wife and I living separately at the moment. However it helped me better understand how we got to where we are now and what we missed in correcting it throughout the course of our relationship… Great book that covers almost every type of individual out there.

you can make the best lemonaid if you know how

One person found this helpful.
 on September 20, 2014
By Auntycon
When life gives you lemons, you can make the best lemonaid if you know how. Every one has problems in life but relationships are the hardest. We all can learn new tricks to make our life full of love and peace. A great go to book.. I am sure I will reread again and again.