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Audiobook Review: Everybody Fights

Title: Everybody Fights

Author: Kim and Penn Holderness

Release Date: March 30, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: My wife drives me crazy sometimes. My husband should already know what I need. Is our marriage in trouble if we fight all the time? Is it possible to learn how to fight?

For the last several years, Penn and Kim Holderness have done the hard maintenance and the research. With the help of their marriage coach Dr. Christopher Edmonston, they break down their biggest (and in some cases, funniest) fights. How did a question about chicken wings turn into a bra fight (no, not a bar fight; a bra fight)? How did a roll of toilet paper lead to tears, resentment, and a stint in the guest bedroom?

With their trademark sense of humor and complete vulnerability, Penn and Kim share their ten most common Fight Fails and how to combat them. Throughout the book, they offer scripts for how to start, continue, and wrap up hard conversations. Couples will emerge equipped to engage and understand, not do battle—and maybe laugh a little more along the way.

In Everybody Fights, couples will learn how to

conjure the magic of metacommunication

break free of secret contracts

banish the three Ds—distraction, denial, and delay

carry their own individual baggage while helping each other deal with theirs

Penn and Kim metacommunication want people to know they’re not alone. Marriage is messy. Marriage is work. But marriage is worth it. Fight for it.

My Review: I love the holderness family videos and watch them often. So I was really excited to listen to this audiobook! It was a great book, and would be a great gift for fans or for newlyweds. That being said, there wasn't a whole lot of new or groundbreaking. There was a lot of good adivce, it just felt like advice I had heard before. It is well written and easy to read.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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