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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

Great relationship book but not the most practical

5 people found this helpful.
 on May 14, 2017
By Alexander Zubatov
The ideas in the book seem exactly on target, and the book is well-written. My only criticism is that I think it doesn’t really work as a “how to” guide. The conversations involved seem too tricky and open–that to undertake on your own when a relationship is already in a difficult stage. It feels like you still need a trained therapist to lean on, at least at the start.

Should be required reading

3 people found this helpful.
 on November 12, 2017
By Mej
This book details why and how our attachment needs for closeness and safety affect our romantic relationship. As humans, we need this emotional closeness, it forms a deep and intrinsic need in everyone. Too often we operate from a place of blindness and in doing so can get trapped in negative interaction spirals. Pulling ourselves and our relationships out of that spiral is a gift of immense proportions. Read the book πŸ™‚

Good news for couples

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 28, 2018
By Kindle Customer
This book confirms what I have sensed in my soul since I was a child; “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love”. Songs about love have spoken to me for as long as I can remember. In learning about attachment, it makes sense to me how love gets all mixed up in relationships. This book explains in words anyone can understand, how to begin to talk and listen to those we love.

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

2 people found this helpful.
 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.

Worth every penny

2 people found this helpful.
 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.

A great book on how to communicate with someone you love …

3 people found this helpful.
 on December 19, 2017
By Amazon Customer
A great book on how to communicate with someone you love but are failing. It’s helped me a great deal with my marriage and how to affectively bring positive change in the way I share my concerns and feelings to my wife.

DO IT!

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 9, 2017
By christ420
One of the most important books of our time! If you’re single or not, emotions are paramount to understand in our inept society.

Dr Sue Johnson hits the nail on the head!

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 24, 2017
By Lyn
Dr Sue Johnson hits the nail on the head!

Great for understanding relationships

One person found this helpful.
 on September 2, 2016
By Carrie G
This book has really opened my eyes to my relationship with my husband. It helps you understand deep down why you fight, what you are really feeling and how to deal with it as a couple. It has put me on a better path with my husband. I could so relate to many of the stories in the book and they give you a lot of insight.

Top Tier Relationship Book

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 7, 2015
By Master Hahn
Very, very good book.