Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis

Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis

by James C. Dobson
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes so much sense. It has helped me in my situation. The book is for the eyes of the betrayed spouse. Don't share the information with the unfaithful spouse, that defeats the purpose of the book. Dr. Dobson has a lot of insight on how to work with an unfaithful spouse. His goal is to bring the unfaithful spouse back home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was going through my divorce, I was inundated with advice, and names of books to read, etc. I found that either 1) authors (and this includes most of the Christian counselors) were advising staying in a marriage regardless of what the other partner is doing to you - the long-suffering approach, or 2) just go ahead and get divorced - indicating they didn't view marriage as a worthwhile, sacred institution. James Dobson has combined a Christian-based pro-marriage view with common sense. After I read it, I felt for the first time that someone had given me permission to look out for myself in the awful situation I was dealing with. And it also gave practical advice on how to do just that. When I could barely think straight, I could rely on the steps in this book and feel comfortable I was doing the right thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im currently pregnant with our 2nd child. My husband of 10 years walked out on us because things got hard. My sister gave this book to me the day after he left and I have been doing everything Dr.Dobson recommend to do when it comes to tough love. Its been over a week now but Ive been able to see things in a better light. I started therapy and she also recommend i reread this book and to live by it. Im still hopeful he will come back but in the end if he doesn't i know ill be okay! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The positive effects of this advice were literally seen overnight. I am not very religious, but once I kind of tuned out those bits and focused on the main, big picture, I felt tremendously empowered. If it saves your relationship, great. If it doesn't, tough love will teach you how to rebuild yourself. The tragedies of others really helped to put my own in perspective. I would recommend this book to anybody in a serious relationship (not just married).
theboysmomNC More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by a Christian website when I was newly seperated. This helped me to understand that I was not the only one who had been through this. I am still working on my marriage, but it has helped me to not be the "doormat" that so many people are when they want their marriages to stay together. Good Luck, God Bless!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book stopped me from ripping myself to shreds and replaying my marriage, day by day and hour by hour in my head as I tried to figure out what I could have done to keep my husband from being unfaithful. It described all the characteristics that were playing out in front of my eyes. It explained the human aspect of how I responded to him and why he responded to me in a completely different way. It forced me to recognize where my strength lies and it's in that recognition that I found comfort and peace. I am the biggest sceptic and I analyze everything to the nth degree; this book put me in my place.
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northstar222000 More than 1 year ago
very effective
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone who is married, intends to marry, or works with married couples. Also useful for employeer-employee, parent-child, and friend to friend relationships.
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i'm already hurt and i already hate men but a sentence in the beginning of the book really set me off: "We must never underestimate the power of sexual chemistry between an attractive, needy, available woman and virtually any man on the face of the earth." So, first he blames the wife, and then he blames the "needy divorcee" and i can't stand it anymore - can't even get past page 6.
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