Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

We love this book because it is not your typical self-help book full of cliches. Sue Johnson integrates the science and existing body of research explaining our “primal code of attachment.” She describes the development and research of her own therapy model, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and takes the reader through seven different conversations to have with your partner that is essentially a primer on the 9 steps of EFT. For couples striving for deeper connection in their romantic relationships, the book is helpful in providing exercises, examples of couples that illustrate problems and ways to address them, all the while maintaining an entertaining yet scholarly voice. Given EFT is one of the most successful forms of couples therapy, we highly recommend the book as an effective tool for you and your partner.

Sue Johnson