- Read the Review in The American Journal of Family Therapy
- View article in U.K. Daily Mail
- View Hold Me Tight (as originally published in Psychology Today
- Read Review in Family Psychologist Volume 25 No.1
- Read Review on About.com: Dating
- Read Review on MyShelf.com
- View article from Zoomer magazine
- View article in More magazine
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John Gottman, Ph.D.
bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and coauthor of And Baby Makes Three
"A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book... the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century."
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D.
author of Getting It Right the First Time
"Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind, and give you practical strategies for improving your marriage. It will be an instant classic."
William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
author of Take Back Your Marriage
"Wonderful!...Hold Me Tight blends the best in research findings with practical suggestions from a caring and compassionate clinician. This fabulous book will be of great benefit...to couples trying to find their way to better communication and deeper, more fulfilling ways of being with each other. Bravo!"
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
author of Parenting from the Inside Out
There is a very powerful message in this book. Every relationship has a chance to succeed as long as each person is understood and heard. I would recommend the book to anyone who is trying to build deeper relationships in their lives. I learned a lot by reading this book and have continued to refer back to it when feeling stuck in a bad pattern in a relationship.
Better than any relationship book
This book gives the reader powerful insights into their own vulnerabilities. For people who really want to LOVE. Realizing that we are all broken in different places, the author uses other couples dialogue to guide us back together. When our broken pieces fit back together - we're whole with another. This book helps in all interpersonal and group relationships. When we can see ourselves clearly, we can then validate others! Give this as a gift to as many people as possible and the world will be a better place.
Hold tight to this book
For me there is life before Sue Johnson and after Sue Johnson. This book may change your life.
A guidebook for every couple
I've been reading a number of books on couples counseling as part of working through longstanding problems that have emerged in an 8-year relationship. This is by far the best book on the dynamics of adult pair-bonded love (attachment bonds to use Johnson's term) that I have ever read. I'm buying extra copies to give friends who I know are having problems in their couple-relationships. This should be required first reading for every couple in trouble. Maybe even required reading for anyone considering a committed relationship in or out of societally defined marriage.
Practical, useful and proven approach for couples
heart-warming and practical, Dr. Johnson has at last put words to the
latest research into happy marriages for the average person. Reading it
is not intellectual: each time I pick up this book I feel like I could
not only understand my spouse's behavior in a deeper way, but also my
Readable, useful and timely
Hold Me Tight, Seven
Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
A new way of looking at what's behind all those fights
I recommend this book for
anyone who is in a relationship, has been in a relationship, or wants
to be in a relationship.
The best couples book I've read.
There is no end to the relationship books out there, but this one is definitely different. Dr. Johnson gives us the science behind the feeling and then helps us unravel how we get stuck in aloneness and fear. Being in a loving relationship should not feel so separate. Our fast paced,independent and competitive based society leads us into developing entitlement that heightens our sense of being hurt and abandoned. Then self-perpetuating interlocking loops of pursue and defend; demand and withdraw separate us even more from the one we long to feel safe and close to. Thank you Sue Johnson, for publishing the map that guides us through this maze of confused emotions. Thank you from all my clients, my family and myself. Each of my married children have received gifts of this book. I keep mine close at hand. My husband thanks you, too.