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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


5 helpful votes
 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.

Should be required reading

1 helpful vote
 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™‚

Top Tier Relationship Book

2 helpful votes
 on February 7, 2015
By Master Hahn
Very, very good book.


1 helpful vote
 on January 25, 2017
By Hutto
Amazing book. Truly a new and unique way to look at love and relationships

Tight read

1 helpful vote
 on April 26, 2017
By Bootist
Sue Johnson is the best. As a practicing psychologist, I appreciate and value her wisdom and knowledge.

Great book for any couple or non couple to read

1 helpful vote
 on August 7, 2017
By guavagirl
Great book for any couple or non couple to read. Love the stories and can help my relationships! Wording is easy to understand.

Get her Love Sense book instead

1 helpful vote
 on June 13, 2016
By JR Crombez, Ph.D.
OK book, but get her Love Sense book ***** five star

Five Stars

1 helpful vote
 on October 24, 2017
Helped me understand how to communicate more effectively.


1 helpful vote
 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.

Very Informative

3 helpful votes
 on May 21, 2012
By John R.
I found this book to be very informative and great at giving sample conversations and descriptions of how individuals react to the issues that tend to come up in a long term relationship. You may not see yourself completely in any of the examples, but you will certainly recognize both yourself and your partner’s behaviors if you read the whole thing. It allows you to understand why “innocent comments” or “actions” can be perceived as being very hurtful to the other party in the relationship. If both partners read this book, take it to heart, and try to make positive changes, much damage can be repaired. Well worth reading!!