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  • I Hear You

  • The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
  • Written by: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Narrated by: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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I Hear You

Written by: Michael S. Sorensen
Narrated by: Michael S. Sorensen
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Publisher's Summary

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life?

In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.

Whether you're looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life.

Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to:

  • Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others
  • Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships
  • Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments
  • Help others become open to your point of view
  • Give advice and feedback that sticks
  • Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don't know how to "fix" the problem
  • And much more

In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you'll be amazed at the difference they can make.

©2017 Michael S. Sorensen (P)2017 Michael S. Sorensen

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Literally life changing for me

Wow. I was blown away by this book, especially considering the low cost and low amount of time invested in it (approx 3 hours for 1 listen through). I have been struggling to communicate/ find common ground in close relationships, and it was both enlightening and honestly sad to find out how wrong I had been approaching it. As someone who naturally gravitates towards a logical approach, I thought there was no way I could adopt 'theraputic' principles in conversation without coming across as dishonest or insincere. Simply put: I was wrong, and give my highest recommendations towards this book. Thanks!

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Great read

Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Easy steps to put in play. A must read to improve communication

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easy perspective to follow

I enjoy the style of teaching with examples.

validating someone's emotions is more important than dismissing or fixing the situation.

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Life changing

Short and simple yet deep and profound! Michael answers so many questions, including the skeptics' responses to his techniques, such as "how do we show empathy with those whom we disagree?" or "how do we validate someone who is in the wrong?"
We've ALL been there before and Michael eloquently and clearly explains effective strategies for improving communication. I've used it. It works.

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Just terrible. You just need to validate the other person

Part ego. Part sexist drivel. Totally boring. All anecdotal information based on dates gone wrong. He tries to pass himself off like a dating guru using validation as his one tool.

Validation. Validation. Validation.

Read the above line few more times and spare yourself from listening to the book.

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good book...just wanted something more

good book, just wanted something more on relationships as this book only talked about validation.

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