- Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer
- Narrated by: Hal Runkel LMFT
- Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-01-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Every committed couple strives to hold on to the marriage they envisioned back when they first said "I do"--before the end of the honeymoon phase, before kids, mortgages, health crises, and all life's inescapable issues. But the truth is this: conflict is unavoidable--it's impossible for two people to see every single thing, face every issue, and experience every situation in exactly the same way. What results are couples "screaming" at each other--sometimes literally yelling out loud, sometimes shutting themselves down and shutting their partners out, and sometimes avoiding the issue altogether--none of which leads to the passionate, intimate connection we all crave.
In ScreamFree Marriage, Hal introduces some radical new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace this inevitable conflict as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. Rather than just a source of pain and disagreement, these "Fires of Commitment," as Hal describes them, can actually be the exact experience needed to grow couples into new levels of maturity and intimacy. By simply learning the ScreamFree formula of Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer, you too can cross through these fires and end up with a closer and more passionate marriage than ever before. Using accessible anecdotes and the disarming humor that readers have come to love, Runkel disproves prevailing marital wisdom, puts couples on a path to "intimate independence" and reveals a whole new, fresh approach to marriage.
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By Heather Robinson on 11-28-12
Easy Practical Advice
This audio book gives you practical advice that is easily implemented and can be used within the frame of any relationship in your life. I've read a lot of self improvement/self help/relationship books and while many have some pretty great ideas not many of them give easy ways to apply these new and awesome ideas to your daily life in a way that brings about real changes. I've just started to utilize his teachings and have seen a tremendous shift in my ability to really communicate what I mean and to feel a better sense of connection with my loved ones.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Stephanie G on 06-05-14
Don't normally give 5 stars but he does deserve it
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I really liked it, easy to read and to the point and quite easy to listen to. I haven't yelled at my husband or kids yet (been a whole three weeks and counting!).
4 of 4 people found this review helpful