Last time we started an occasional series where we give you some of the inside dope about some of our books. Today we’re continuing, this time about one of our best-selling books, Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay.
TGTL, as we’ll call it, is one of the best selling relationship books of all time and has appeared in over 25 languages. And one of the questions we get asked most about it is, Where did you get the idea for that book?
A better question might be, Why such a clumsy title? I know. Almost no one gets it right. Not even me. It’s always Too Bad to Leave, Too Good to Stay. Or Too Bad to be Good, Too Stay to Leave. Or Too Good to Be Staying…
But people get the point. It’s about being really ambivalent about your relationship. At the beginning, we had no idea this was even such a big problem for people. We knew that people often went through a period where they discussed—often obsessively!—with their friends whether they should dump the guy or hang in there. What we didn’t realize was how stuck people could be, or for how long, and with so much pain and damage.
Then we saw a couple, both psychiatrists, who (more…)