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  • The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships
  • Written by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Narrated by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Your Brain on Love

Written by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
Narrated by: Stan Tatkin PsyD
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"Understand your brain, improve your relationships." That's what Stan Tatkin has learned from his leading-edge work as a researcher and couples therapist. In this complete audio learning program, he merges current insights from neurobiology and attachment theory to help us shift out of conflict and into deeper and more loving connections. Listeners first learn to identify attachment styles - the patterns of intimacy that begin in our earliest years - both in ourselves and in those around us. Then Tatkin guides us through his proven principles and pratices for biliding enduring security and commitment between couples, family members, and othes that we love.

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Great book to understand each other better

This book is excellent for new or mature couples that aren't really feeling connected as they once were. After not being able to put the finger on what was bugging us and discovering what attachment styles are about, we found this book. It has been so enlightening for us both and as long as there is a desire to grow and do better for each other this book will help you put words to feelings and get you to a place that feels new and good again.

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Best relationship advice book ever

Incredibly eye-opening. Highly recommended for any couple. So many things explained that one needs to know. Just wow!

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A book for ALL couples

Regardless of where you are or how happy or dysfunctional your relationship this book will bring everything into focus and get you straight

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Excellent well researched approach to marriages

loved it. finished in 2 sit downs. the author knows his topic and is very engaging in his reading.

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Every couple should read this book!

Stan did an amazing job explaining all of his thoughts, ideas and concepts throughout this book. Definitely one I will come back to again.
This book is for every couple, old, young, new; doesn’t matter. Every individual should read this book to get an idea of how the other partner is (island, wave, etc) and how to support each other based on that.
Bottom line is this isn’t you’re typical he said she said book. There is real advice to help maintain and maximize your relationship.
Basically you want to be helping each other. You and them vs the problem. You use each other to be better humans and build each other up. You should be your partners biggest fan and they should be yours.

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Would not recommend.

The authors narration was alright and the read was decent overall. However, I did not enjoy the content and thought that the advice given was really poor.

Throughout the chapters, rather than teaching people to improve together, the content suggests enabling people's toxic tendencies and calls it understanding or accepting your partner, in order to make a relationship work. The point that society values and is more accepting of couples than single people was also ridiculous, as he uses a specific example of a couple that commits a criminal act being viewed as less bad than if a single person did the same thing - just ludacris.

I bought this book as it was on sale for $2.50 and was under the impression that it would talk about the science and psychology behind our behaviors on relationships, and was extremely disappointed, even with the great discount.

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Freud was looking in the wrong place

Sue Johnson said it best. Freud was wrong. But as Tatkin says, it would be easier (not better) to only focus on yourself.

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Why We Love

Tatkin summarizes people into three different personality types; Island, Wave and Anchors. The Island is very independent, enjoys alone time and more or less likes being in a relationship but not very emotional. The Wave loves interaction and needs interaction. The Anchor can be a chameleon and adapt with ease and still be true to themself.
This book helps us understand both more of ourselves and our spouses.

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Excellent work

Im a newbie to relationships. And this helped me a lot to understand why they behaved the way they behave. This is deep, I like to understand the root cause of the situation and problems and this book helped me learn more about human psychology and the past traumas and how it impacts in our day today life. I would listen to this book again in future as I progress in my relationship. This for sure will be a guide for me from now on. Highly recommend this book.

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MUST read/listen

One of those "I wish I read years ago." Completely changes how I view myself and others, interact in relationship and be minfdul of honouring other's needs and boundaries while constructively maintaining my own

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