Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Carlson, Ph.D. , Kristine Carlson
Narrator: Richard Carlson, Ph.D. , Kristine Carlson
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: September 1999
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

Richard Carlson has helped millions of people reduce the stress in their everyday lives, with their families, and in the workplace, with his Don't Sweat the Small Stuff national bestsellers. Now, he and his wife, Kris, tell readers how to apply this immensely popular and helpful philosophy to one of the most important aspects of life -- the love relationship.

Heartache, anger, insecurities, and just the daily hassles of living together can cause friction in even the most happy couples. And for people who've been together for years, there's the problem of simply taking each other for granted, and not putting enough energy into keeping the relationship vivid and alive. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love tells couples how to live together with revived passion, how not to let the little everyday irritations get to them, and how to appreciate each other in new and exciting ways.

In beautifully written but very practical essays, Richard and Kris Carlson tell listeners how not to overreact to a loved one's criticism, how to get past old angers, how to let go of your top three pet peeves, and how to choose peace over irritation. They include such helpful advice as thinking before your speak, learning to cast away jealousy, avoiding one-upping, and not confusing your own frustration with a problem in the relationship. Essays such as "Try Not to Treat Ordinary Stuff Like Front-Page News" and "Become a Low-Maintenance Partner" will spur discussion with your spouse that will shed new light on even the longest-term relationships.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love is the audiobook that will help make you and your partner's life together more peaceful, less stressful, and more fun.

Reviews (2)

great strategies and advice

Written by Aaron Houssian on August 30th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you have read or listened to any of his other books you already know what to expect and this book doesn't disappoint. If you are new to Dr. Carlson, you will find his down to earth attitude and concrete examples very helpful. This particular title has both he and his wife, which is appropriate and it makes it more real. If you are familiar with "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with your family" you will find that this is similar but if you found that one helpful, you will also like this one as well.

great strategies and advice

Written by Aaron Houssian on August 30th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you have read or listened to any of his other books you already know what to expect and this book doesn't disappoint. If you are new to Dr. Carlson, you will find his down to earth attitude and concrete examples very helpful. This particular title has both he and his wife, which is appropriate and it makes it more real. If you are familiar with "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with your family" you will find that this is similar but if you found that one helpful, you will also like this one as well.

Author Details

Author Details

Carlson, Ph.D., Richard

"Richard Carlson, whose Ph.D. is in psychology, is considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress-reduction around the world. He is the author of fifteen popular books including the runaway bestseller, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff, which was named the No. 1 bestselling book in America for two consecutive years, a feat never before achieved in publishing.

Dr. Carlson has become a worldwide phenomenon as well. His books appear in over 100 countries, resulting in over 40 million people worldwide reading one of the books in the Don't Sweat series. In 1997, he was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people to watch in the world and has been a popular guest on shows such as The View, Oprah, Today, and CNN. "

Carlson, Kristine

Kristine Carlson, wife of international phenomenon Dr. Richard Carlson (author of the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff" series), is the coauthor of national bestsellers "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love" and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women". Carlson has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts, including the "Today" show, "The View", and "The Oprah Winfrey Show".

Carlson has served on the board of directors of the Global Leadership Council for Challenge Day. She helped to raise more than $600,000 for the nonprofit organization, which inspir