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Love Is Not Enough

Narrated by: Mark Manson
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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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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Changed my life just like all his other work has

I stumbled across Marks first book release on a holiday a few years ago.. and since then not only has he helped me realise what parts of my perspective held me back my entire life, he inspired me to return to my psychology bachelors and go the distance to get my PhD. This release has made me realise I have never known what a boundary was, let alone how to set one, and many of my friendships, work/family relationships, and romantic relationships have had negative roots in various forms. His talks here can be applied to any kind of relationship, family, friends, colleagues, clients, not just romantic ones.

Mark, your work (and this has not failed to disappoint) thus far is the perfect "layman" explanation of many confusing psychological theories that anyone can relate and apply to. I'd say you do it better than many qualified psychologists and psychiatrists. I borrow many of your 2nd book release citations for my university research. This man knows his stuff people. If you want to change your life for the better, I highly recommend. You're my favourite author Mark and I follow everything you release, will continue to. Get on it guys!!!

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A must listen for everyone!

Should be compulsory for every human to listen to!
Informative, reflective and entertaining. You’ll learn a lot of yourself and your relationships!!

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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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great easy listen, good advice

love how all people in this book could be any of my friends and there stories

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Fantastic audiobook on love

So great to hear people's real stories and how Mark helped them through it. I couldn't stop listening to it and listened to the whole thing in 2 days.

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Worth a listen

Funny, enlightening, but also heart-breaking at times. Enjoyed Mark Manson's new title. Love that the author himself reads this work.

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Relatable and Hilarious

Phenomenal book. Relatable and Hilarious. Mark Manson at his best and the best dating and relationshop audio Ive heard in a long time!

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  • Tyler Drumm
  • 27-03-2020

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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  • karla lopez
  • 29-03-2020

great book

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

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  • Jamie T
  • 27-03-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-03-2020

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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  • Nicole M Duncan
  • 27-03-2020

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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  • Eran Meishar
  • 28-03-2020

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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  • Idalin Bobe
  • 30-03-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-2020

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
  • 29-03-2020

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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  • Fernando Morales
  • 29-03-2020

Amazing psychological insights!

Mark makes a very good job! Get the audiobook! If you want to develop more self-awareness and learn how to have more healthy relationships this book is for you. I listened to it in one day! 1.5X speed at least.

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  • Cecilia
  • 30-03-2020

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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  • Sebnem
  • 05-04-2020

Amazing artpiece by Manson as usual

I recommend it to anyone who’s on dating apps and wondering whats missing, and to all of you whos convinced that theyre cursed with a bad luck of attracting the psychos all the time.

Have a listen, digest, then re-listen.

Thank you ever so much Mark for your hardwork!

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  • Miss S L Brown
  • 02-04-2020

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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  • Tamas Csala
  • 02-04-2020

Funny and entertaining, but not much new content

I've genuinely enjoyed listening to this audio book, but unlike the other books of Mark, this left me feeling like I didn't learn anything new at all.

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  • Ke Donn
  • 01-04-2020

great listen

I really enjoyed this book and learnt bits and bobs along the way from listening to how Mark advises his clients

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-2020

Empowering!

loved it!
I couldn't put it down.
very relatable and funny.
Good advice.
would recommend

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  • andi
  • 31-03-2020

Too much forced laughfter

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