Married to Distraction

  • by Edward Hallowell, Sue Hallowell, Melissa Orlov
  • Narrated by Edward Hallowell, Sue Hallowell
  • 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. Now Edward M. Hallowell, the best-selling co-author of Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction, teams up with his wife, Sue George Hallowell, a couples' therapist, to explain the subtle but dangerous toll today's overstretched, undernurtured lifestyle takes on our most intimate relationship.
The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to maneuver your marriage out of the destructive roadblocks created by the avalanche of busy living:


Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play.
Develop and nurture empathy - the essential building block to healthy communication.
Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other.
Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation.

All of us who have been part of a couple for more than a few years will recognize ourselves in this reassuring book. Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.

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Seems angrier than it has to be.

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Edward Hallowell and Sue Hallowell ?

No, I guess I'm just coming from a different place than the intended audience for this book. I picked it because I have ADHD, my husband and I both struggle with electronics and life getting in the way of our time together and I thought it would have helpful advice. If there is any in there I haven't seen it yet because the first few hour or more seems to be one angry example of an argument after another. I understand the need to give examples but an hour of listening to couples argue makes me feel angry and isn't very helpful at all. I don't think I can even finish this audio book.


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- Stacy McVay

amazing book.

This is a great book for anyone in a less than perfect relationship.......loved this book.
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- Carl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio