Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay : A Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay in or Get Out of Your Relationship

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To make up or break up? Whether you're just getting serious or have a long-term commitment, no other questions causes so much heartache and self-doubt. Many other books tell you how to fix your relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should try - or you need to go.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 23mm | 272g
  • New American Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452275350
  • 9780452275355
  • 85,669

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Praise for Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay "Brilliant."--Shere Hite, author of The Hite Report

"A powerful self-help resource for anyone caught in a web of relationship distress... Excellent."--Christopher L. Hayes, author of Our Turn: Women Who Triumph in the Face of Divorce

"Few have written with such common sense and clarity about how to come out of the trap of ambivalence in marriage. I've recommended the book to colleagues and clients."--Clo Madanes, co-founder, The Family Therapy Institute

"A wise, compassionate, and very readable book. It will bless many lives."--Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"Kirshenbaum's expertise allows her to pinpoint the pertinent questions.... And threaded through the book, which is written in a sympathetic, chatty, accessible style, are validating anecdotes that dramatize how other people have experienced and responded to the same problems the reader is going through."--Publishers Weekly

"Braving her detailed questions about power, betrayal, communication, respect, intimacy, and love can transform the frustration of being stuck into a decision that feels right."--Booklist

"Packed with meaty case histories."--New York Daily News

"No fairy dust here, but a real chance for healing what Kirshenbaum calls 'the pain and waste of relationship ambivalence.'"--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Interesting reading and helpful in the way a good therapist can be helpful--by asking the right questions, by clarifying the answers."--Olga Silverstein, family therapist, author of The Courage to Raise Good Men
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About Mira Kirshenbaum

Mira Kirshenbaum is an individual and family psychotherapist in private practice and the clinical director of the Chestnut Hill Institute in Massachusetts. She is the author of four books, including the phenomenally successful Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay, and has appeared on many national television shows, including The Today Show, Maury Povich, Geraldo, Sally Jessy Raphael, and an ABC News special with John Stossel. She is married, has two grown children, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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1,541 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 43% (657)
4 33% (514)
3 18% (283)
2 4% (61)
1 2% (26)
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