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Hold Me Tight   Sue Johnson's Book 

“There’s something appealing about this book’s honest, no-holds-barred approach. By creating complete emotional safety and by willing to be fearless about it, it seems to me, not only can real love be kept alive, it can flourish”

Boston Globe

“At last, a road map through Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with its creator. Dr. Johnson’s superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn’t pick a smarter, warmer, and more real guide for this journey.”

John Gottman, Ph.D., author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

“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.”

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

“A much needed message to all couples and therapists and I recommend it to all.”

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Receiving Love

“Rather than probing for deep secrets to explain away your neediness, EFT admits and embraces emotional dependence on your partner and works instead to strengthen that bond.”

Zoomer magazine

“Make no mistake, this is a ‘how to’ book, but one of the most unforgettable and remarkable ‘how to’ books I’ve read.”


“Dr. Sue Johnson has … created a whole new way of helping couples cope with serious relationship issues that has proven time and time again to be highly successful.”

Bonny Albo, About.com Guide

“Finally we have a streamlined version of Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a leading empirically supported treatment for couples, written for lay people with a matter of fact discussion of the research literature and couple therapy.”

Family Psychologist Volume 25 No.1

“As veterans of all manner of ‘fix your relationship’ strategies, this was the only method that’s worked for both of us and shifted us from our entrenched reactions.”

Flic Everett, U.K. Daily Mail

“Dr. Sue Johnson has finally written the indispensable book for every couple in love.”

The American Journal of Family Therapy