• Hold Me Tight

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    Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

    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.

  • The 5 Love Languages

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    The Secret to Love that Lasts

    Health Professional Reviewer: Sheryl Shipley, Psychologist.

    • The book is easy to read and well set out. It flows well from chapter to chapter.
    • The overview of the 5 love language is easy to follow and makes intuitive sense.
    • However, some of the examples come across as sexist and the lengths needed to ‘succeed’ verging on psychologically abusive in good 1950’s style. Whether this in intentional or because it has a religious grounding I’m unsure.

    I would suggest reading this book with the idea of learning something about yourself and your partner. Approach this book as an overview rather than a lesson in how to do it well.

  • The Relationship Cure

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    A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

    * Reveals the key elements of healthy relationships, emphasizing the importance of what he calls “emotional connection”
    * Introduces the powerful new concept of the emotional “bid,” the fundamental unit of emotional connection
    * Provides remarkably empowering tools for improving the way you bid for emotional connection and how you respond to others’ bids