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Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better at It? Audio CD – Unabridged, March 30, 2021
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About the Author
Kim Dean is an actress, known for Iron Man Three (2013), Homeland (2011) and The Holderness Family (2015). She is married to Penn Holderness. They have two children.
Penn Holderness is an 18 year veteran of the TV business. Since college (UVA) he's been a sports director in Colorado and Orlando
- Publisher : Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (March 30, 2021)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 171357215X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1713572152
- Item Weight : 2.78 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 0.6 x 6.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #726,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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They candidly outline their 10 most common marital conflicts, and they are mostly universal conflicts that many people will tend to have in many different sorts of relationships. They share all of the unflattering details, as well and then review advice that they've learned from their marriage coach about how to reframe their discussions to get to the bottom of the conflicts. I use Christopher's catchphrase "Mature people ask for what they want." about ten times a week when interacting with my teenaged children. If I can send them out in the world with only one piece of relationship advice, that would be it.
The greatest thing about this book is that both Kim and Penn's unique voices and humor come through on every page. You don't feel like you're being preached to- you just feel like you're getting great advice from a couple of close friends after drinking a few beers around a fire pit. They allow the humor to show through, even when discussing something really difficult. I laughed out loud so many times when reading this, but also had moments where I had to look up from the page and just digest some heavy truths. I am a female, but I really think that the tone of this book would be equally enjoyable for a man because of the humor. That said, don't think that this is all fluff and giggles! The techniques discussed in this book come with a dose of scientific backing, so this isn't just Kim and Penn's opinions or what worked for them- after reading it, you'll better understand the dynamics at play in your relationships, and how to adjust your behavior to have better outcomes when conflict rears its ugly head.
Kim Holderness and Penn Holderness detail the "how-to" of growing and maintaining a strong and loving relationship while maintaining their own healthy independence. Their strategies, as taught in clear language by their own counselor, are accurately based on research into what works, and why. Awesome work, you guys!
This book has taken top tier in my recommendations to clients (see also: 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work (Gottman/Silver), and Hold Me Tight (Johnson).
I also highly recommend their podcast.
I definitely recommend this book. They are great writers, a great family, and it was a great book!
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Reviewed in Canada on April 3, 2021