• Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,127 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What to do when you feel like giving up 

When you said, “I do”, you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy. You never intended for it to be miserable.

Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.”

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to:

  • Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive
  • Better understand your spouse’s behavior
  • Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse

An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following:

  • Irresponsible
  • A workaholic
  • Controlling
  • Uncommunicative
  • Verbally abusive
  • Physically abusive
  • Sexually abusive
  • Unfaithful
  • Addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • Depressed

Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Listen to Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around.

©2018 Gary Chapman (P)2018 Oasis Audio

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encouragement through another chance

I am trying to give my husband, who has declared himself an alcoholic and who has a history of emotional abuse, another chance. This book has been so encouraging and comforting to me. It is full of relevant, applicable stories and situations. It contains helpful suggestions and some concrete advice. I am not religious at all, but the references to God (and the few references to religious doctrines) in this book do not offend me or bother me at all. I almost didn't buy this book Because I had read it was too religious. But I found that I was able to interpret those parts in a way that suit me personally, and still got so much out of the book.

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Great book

I was feeling down about my marriage and was about to walk out. I prayed to God to give me wisdom about my marriage and it lead to this book. There is so much wisdom shared in this book and I will read multiple times as a point of reference.

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Wow. Amazing!

This book has the potential and the concepts to save your life and your marriage.

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Great Read

Practical, straight forward advice on how best to love someone when they aren’t making it easy. This book helped give me some hope for change on what I can do instead of sitting in my head. Get this book if you are struggling.

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A must read

Listening to this book was indeed difficult and took months to finally make myself read it! First time I was not having this book thinking I know what I want and I'm just done!! Second time was even harder harder because it hit close to home, a little more than I wanted. Was emotional through the first few chapters. Might want to have your journal and Bible handy and serious prayer time. After that, I stepped away from this book and let go and let God! I have been in a lot of trials and tribulations, this book has given me information I should of had when I knew the issues started. I will again read and take more notes and just apply where needed as I heal and make this work for my marriage. Happy reading!!

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must read

Loved this book! Recommended if you are struggling in your marriage and if you're not struggling read. I feel Gary Chapman books are good refresher books for relationships. I'm. therapist so also a lot from this book can be used in a therapeutic setting. Definitely getting g this book in print.

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Heavy but good

It deals with serious issues. It covers all. It’s encouraging and gives readers a sense of hope.

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amazing!

This has been the most relatable help ever. i have hope now. Amazing. Thank God

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Superficial, but Sparks Good Conversation

Primarily opinion and experience based, with little research to back it up. Typical of Gary Chapman, but when discussing "desperate marriages" I would have liked better therapeutic approaches and practical solutions to offer clients. Not a very meaty book, but good for sparking conversations.

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Not interested in a religious novel

After 20 minutes in, the book starts putting pieces here and there about Jesus and god and Christianity

This is not my religion and I’m frustrated that it was t obviously a Christian book until it’s too late for me to return it.

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  • 04-08-19

Love this book

Positive advice given in this book regarding deep trouble in marriage. 👍 .
Good narrative.

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  • Adaeze Obasuyi
  • 07-22-22

Great for every couple

it doesn't matter if the book title describes you. as long as your partner has a weakness, it is worth the read. Great voice over too!

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  • Andrea Szemkovics
  • 06-27-22

closed minded

unfortunately this book is very closed minded and promotes Love only as the old school manifesto, not what it is these days. disappointing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-21

Tool kit of life

This audio book is a great book to have in your tool kit of life. we all need guidance, a little nudge in the right direction. You can surely get that from the chapter here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-22

insightful

Eye opening, amazing and very insightful. Well worth listening to if you are lost

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  • 06-24-22

rubbish

Weird patriarchal vibes, plus religion. Not helpful at all. Don't buy this book, honestly it was rubbish.

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  • T. L.
  • 06-08-22

Blessed

A great book. Will listen to it all over again as it's full of practical ways to grow and improve a marriage.

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  • Kath
  • 09-26-19

WoW! Gained a clearer perspective on my marriage

I loved the information. Very easy to understand and relate to. Was great seeing BOTH perspectives. An eye opener.