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Love Is Not Enough

Written by: Mark Manson
Narrated by: Mark Manson
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Mark Manson brings his signature no-nonsense wisdom back to the subject he started his career covering: relationships. Being with your partner may feel like rainbows and unicorns, but that doesn't mean you have a healthy, functioning relationship. Sure, we all need love...but love is not enough. 

In Love Is Not Enough, Mark’s first Audible Original, you’ll follow five real people over the course of six months as they navigate f--ked up romantic situations, ranging from dating app addiction to marital affairs to absurd fantasies. At regular intervals, they check in with Mark, share their stories, and soak up some advice. As you listen to these candid, funny, and moving conversations, you’ll learn how to stand up for yourself when you feel the most vulnerable. You'll learn how our imaginations derail intimacy, how our deepest desires can lead us into trouble. You'll learn how to open yourself up, and you'll develop the courage to say and hear that necessary word, "no." You'll learn how to love. And you'll learn that love is not enough.

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Loved the entire concept of having this book overall as a podcast thing with stories that will relate to people from every walks of life. Some true wisdom at the age of 19 and I wouldn't mind it. Thank you so much for making this project happen and helping people like me out of those negative self talking cycle :-)

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an eye opener

loved it.. could've been more explanation by mark itself.. but it turned out fine with the interviews too. a whole different perspective

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Significant learning about relationships

Significant learning about relationships. it's worth listening. Mark and the other participants, thanks for sharing your experiences and learning.

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Very Good Book... An eye opener...

Though we think we know much about relationships there are still a lot to know....

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Yes, love is not enough

Definitely worth a listen. The whole audio book is similar to a conversation or an interview with various people whose problems are solved. Everyone has some proportion of those similar problems that needs to be resolved. This audio book dissects them and offers a solution through interaction with participants in the studio book. The author explains timeless principles of boundaries relevant not just for western world but for eastern world also.

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good to listen to for knowledge

starting was great, middle and the end kinda slipped for me. but in the end it's good to know how to deal with the situation and how it's worse for others which seems simple and good for us. we can appreciate it more this way!

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  • Tyler Drumm
  • 27-03-20

Keep doing what you're doing!!

I have been an avid Mason reader for a while now. Looking forward to the Will Smith book buddy... I know you're going to kill it!! He always keeps me engaged with the stories, philosophies, and ideas of how to look at things in a different perspective and that is something that is cherished and that is valuable to me. This new project "Love Is Not Enough" is something everybody should take a look at. People sometimes get stuck in these modes of thinking that end up hindering their ability to live fully and happy ("The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken"). So thank you Mark for inspiring me to be a better me. If I happen to see you in a bar someday... drinks are on me! Cheers!

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  • Nicole M Duncan
  • 27-03-20

Yuck!

Was a big fan of Manson’s relationship blog and excited for this release. Unfortunately, found it to be tedious, boring, and painful to listen to. Very disappointed. :(

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  • karla lopez
  • 29-03-20

great book

i really enjoyed it, easy to followed.
funny at times, serious when need it to be.

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  • lovethatworkout
  • 23-04-20

Upsetting and disappointing

Mark chose 5 cases out of thousands of relationship issues, and guess what he chose? He is actually counseling one woman on how to have a better relationship with her married affair partner of 3 yrs! I was appalled! Is that so common is his professional experience that he thinks the rest of us want to know how to have better relationships with our affair partners! I am still upset from reading and just returned the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-03-20

Metamorphosis

Listening in on the compassionate Mark give advice without judgement I could use session myself // plenty of pointers available for anyone who wants the change but doesn’t know the next the next step....you’re sure to relate to one of these . Thanks for putting it out there for people like us.

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  • Idalin Bobe
  • 30-03-20

Helpful to hear the pitfalls of other people

Sometimes it is hard to self reflect on ways we may come up messy in a relationship, or the ways that we self sabotage from the one thing we want: to feel loved and accepted. Listening to the struggle of other's can help, as you can reflect on your experiences and see where you too may have fallen in a similar mind trap, all in the name of protecting yourself. The book is fun to listen to, though I felt the stories were very extreme and it was hard to relate to the people he interviewed. I was hoping to hear a story from a less dramatic person but I guess it is those stories that our media loves to highlight. Mark Mason has a very nonjudgmental approach to how he sits and listens, though he is assessing things, but still I appreciate how he narrates and engages with each person. It is a good listen.

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  • Jamie T
  • 27-03-20

Just awesome

This was pretty eye opening to hear very similar issues to my own presented across most of the guests. Thank u so much for another great listen!

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  • Eran Meishar
  • 28-03-20

Another great work by Mark

relatable, honest, and no-fluff advice from Mark and the characters in this book. The expected quality advice from Mark.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-20

Awesome awesome awesome

I have learned so much from this book. Once again, Mark strips it down and talks sense about a topic that doesn't tend to make much sense....I loved it. Highly recommend.

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  • karens815
  • 29-03-20

So eye opening...

Wow, this was so good! I saw myself in so many of the ones who shared their story. Mark did a great job of explaining the patterns.

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  • Cecilia
  • 30-03-20

Overhyped

I decided to give this a go based on an article I found on the Guardian. Found it obvious, cliched, in your face and even unnatural/forced/faked. Esther Perel's podcasts are infinitely better and more worth anyone's time than this. Disappointing overall.

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  • TW
  • 07-04-20

Gets better as you get into it.

I didn’t like it to start with. I went back to it and really enjoyed it.

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  • Miss S L Brown
  • 02-04-20

Def worthy of a listen if you are nosey

Really enjoyed this book. I found all backgrounds engaging and individual. They told their own stories which I found capturing

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  • Lucy
  • 20-04-20

soooooo good!

What a great book. everything made so much sense to me. I especially found it helpful to have real people talking about their situations and being able to relate. I have learnt so much and have many take away moments. Thank you Mark.

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  • andi
  • 31-03-20

Too much forced laughfter

Which is annoying. Don't laugh at pain, it comes off as condescending. Is this an american thing?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-20

Great book! Wonderful stories! Mark done good job!

Great contents, learned a lot! Mark have done wonderful job! Wonderful real stories! 5 stars!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-04-20

The Best Relationship Advice Ever

Mark Manson offers a sober look at how healthy relationships really look like. Personally, it helped me navigate common relationship problems. Listeners will know where they screwed up in their relationships.
Don't miss out. It's a must-have for anybody trying to build an intimate relationship with someone else.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-20

Very good audio book

Lots of explanation and real life examples in the book. I would recommend a listen.

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  • Amina
  • 19-04-20

Absolutely amazing

A must listen! Really fascinating audiobook. I learnt so much from this and it was really engaging.

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  • Jeyan Cinar
  • 17-04-20

Mark strikes again

Just awesome - I was able to find a bit of myself in everyone in the book. The problems in relationships are simple to find out and difficult to process, but Mark's guidance makes it a lot easier.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

Brilliant

A simple idea, delivered brilliantly. These situations weren’t overly applicable to my own love life, yet it was still such an enjoyable listen I didn’t want to turn it off. Mark HAS to do more of these!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-20

MARK MANSON IS A WIZARD

I am Vanessa.. can relate so hard... have set me on the path to develop self respect and standards

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  • Michael Wai Ming Shiu
  • 02-04-20

Best successful relationship stories 2020

I am a fan of The Subtle Art .. and Everything is.. and now this is my favourite my all time favourite book about healthy strong relationships. Enjoy!😂

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-20

Another winner from Mr Manson

So many interesting insights in this book. The people were really real and relatable in their willingness to share and be vulnerable. I loved hearing their journeys and light bulb moments. Thank you Mark and team!

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  • Bold Narratives
  • 25-05-20

INCREDIBLE - Mark, you've done it again

I've already recommended this listen to a few friends - which I don't do lightly! Some were all "oh I don't know, I don't usually listen to audio books" - well, now they're hooked and they're onto reading Mark's other work too in the span of a week.

Everyone should listen to this book. Mark has really stepped into his expertise here, and the live recorded sessions make this so interesting and juicy. Damn he is on point and fast with his advice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-20

enlightening

loved this book. Great perspective on how your own life and relationships flow. highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about themselves and their relationships.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-20

just what you need to hear

great listen. everything you know, but exactly what you need to hear. simple :) very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-20

Capitaving stories

I loved this! Not only is Mark awesome but the stories on peoples lives were like being hooked on a reality show. Some stories were harder to get into than others but there's bound to be someone you can relate with. Awesome to hear back on outcomes months later. Really recommend this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-20

Mixed feelings

Got a bit confusing at times, as the writer jumped from one character (story) to another.

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  • Julian A Palmer
  • 10-05-20

Appreciate the innovative format

I think this audiobook shows us the real potential of this format to pry into and question the depths of our humanity in focussed and sincere manner.
I found it very interesting and easy to listen to, but now back to “The Devils Delusion”!