“Finally we have a streamlined version of Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), a leading empirically supported treatment for couples, written for lay people with a matter of fact discussion of the research literature and couple therapy.”

Family Psychologist Volume 25 No.1

“She outlines a practical approach to building relationship bonds and repairing broken relationships that is relevant to couple and family psychologists.”

The Family Psychologist

“Love Sense” draws on biology, neuroscience, and clinical psychology, delving into the chemistry of love, including the function of the hormone oxytocin ………  there is much in “Love Sense” that any couple who has ever felt out of tune will relate to, and good advice for building harmony for the long haul.
For full review please go to http://on.wsj.com/1gCBH20

From the Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2014

A life-changing book! Dr. Johnson elucidates the science of love, convincingly demonstrating the underlying emotional logic of relationships. It will enrich the lives of all who read it.

Richard Lannon, MD. coauthor of A General Theory of Love

Sue Johnson sees no contradiction in viewing love as biology and poetry, physiology and romance. For her, love is the hard won endowment of our evolutionary history and a source of hope a world of uncertainty and danger.  With this book, Sue reveals that love is scientifically understandable. She emerges not only as a world authority on love’s repair, but also on its underlying, neural, physiological and psychological structure.

James Coan, PHD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Virginia Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia

An absolute must for anyone who wants to understand how Love Makes Sense. Sue Johnson has led the scientific field in helping us  understand love and how to repair relationships. The book is a real page-turner that will enlighten all who want to build lasting bonds filled with romance and passion. We need no longer wander in the darkness, stumbling from one disastrous relationship to another. Read this book and learn how to create a life that is a safe haven for love.

John M. Gottman, PhD, author of What Makes Love Last?

Dr. Sue Johnson creates fascinating connections between cutting-edge research and therapeutic applications, and provides scores of engaging cases and exercises.  With enthusiasm and clarity, she shows how we can heal troubled relationships while benefiting society.  A wonderful, uplifting, energizing book.

Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis, and Past President, International Association for Relationship Research

This is a fascinating, paradigm-shifting book, impressive in its scope and depth and staggering in its implications for us all.  It is a giant leap forward.  It is also a great, fun read – enjoy!

Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call

Dr. Sue Johnson has written a powerful book on the science of securely bonded marriages. Her very human and inspiring approach will keep the reader mesmerized.

Barry McCarthy, PhD, author of Rekindling Desire

……. A readable combination of research findings and case studies, filled with good cheer and practical advice.

from Kirkus Reviews (Nov 15, 2013)


“When our lives are filled with emotionally thin electronic chatter, what potentially deep relationships will be stifled in the din? As Johnson notes, it is ironic that the new science of emotional bonding is emerging just when real threats to close relationships are accelerating everywhere”.