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Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay - Mira Kirshenbaum

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

By Mira Kirshenbaum

  • Release Date: 1996-07-01
  • Genre: Psychology
Score: 4
From 181 Ratings


There are many books that promise to help you fix a bad relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should even try—or if you need to go.

Psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum draws on years of research and her work with real-life couples to help you make the right decision. She shows you how to diagnose your unique situation with self-analysis and questions like these, which get to the very heart of your problems:

• What sins are forgivable and which ones are unpardonable?
• Is your partner questioning your opinions to the point where you doubt yourself?
• What is your sex life really like, and how important is it?
• Is there real love left between you, and how does it stack up against all that you find unlovable?

Mira Kirshenbaum provides expert guidelines that are the key to making all your choices, concrete steps that you can implement right now, and the ultimate way to determine your personal bottom line—what you need to be happy. This remarkably insightful and probing guide offers advice that lets you see the truth about your relationship—and with wisdom and compassion, it helps you act with the confidence of knowing that whether you decide to go or stay, you are doing the very best thing.


  • Clarity is ahead, promise

    By ssdelagrange
    Give this book a solid chance. If you see yourself going back and forth weighing options and tormenting yourself just standing in the quagmire, read this book. Dig deep and you'll find what you need on the other end.
  • Big Help

    By luke5734
    I found the answer to the question that has been keeping me up at night. The diagnostic questions make sense and showed me my relationship is too good to leave, thanks for a great book!!!!
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

    By T4219
    Really good book, had questions with examples, details, descriptions, helped me figure things out, see my relationship issues more clearly. Clarified some misconceptions I had on things I thought I was feeling and/or experiencing. Let me better see the big picture.
  • Extreme help

    By .:+:~Jen~:+:.
    I read this book on the advice of a friend and it has helped me see through some brick walls I might not have otherwise recognized. Excellent read. Highly recommend.
  • Important read for all

    By Mixedup33
    This book is not just good for deciding whether or not to stay in a relationship, but a fundamental primer for any relationship. It will help you understand everything that keeps you up at night about a relationship.