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Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't | [Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend]

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep.
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Publisher's Summary

The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend share expert insights that will help you:

  • Correct things within you that jeopardize your relational security
  • Learn the 20 traits of unsafe people
  • Recognize what makes people trustworthy
  • Avoid unhealthy relationships
  • Become a safe person yourself

©1995 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2009 Zondervan

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    Bethany 03-18-15
    Bethany 03-18-15 Member Since 2014

    Wife, Mama, and commuter-student listening on the way to Portland and Monmouth, Oregon. Also during laundry-folding and using the treadmill.

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    "Essential Guide to Healthy Relationships"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I have not read the paper version of this book. I find the narrator who performs these books, written by Dr. Cloud & Dr. Townsend, detracts from the integrity and content. He is quite theatrical. For the serious degree of content the book offers, I find his presentation style distracting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator who doesn't exaggerate different voices, gender, and age. Find it a little insensitive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found that this book pushed my buttons in a good way. Really convicted me of personal issues I have and offered sound/practical advice.


    Any additional comments?

    Once in awhile Dr. Cloud/Dr. Townsend will kind of boast about their response to a client. Usually because they respond in a sarcastic manner. I found this trait about them to be...insensitive and an unattractive quality to their content. But it was easy to overlook in regards to their high quality teaching.

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    Nancy Osorio Fisk 02-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A must read"

    Awesome!
    This is an excellent book if the person is ready to apply and practice what is learned to their daily lives.

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    Russ 02-26-15
    Russ 02-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great content, well presented. Highly recommended."

    The only downside was the music occasionally in the background. It added nothing for me.

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    Heidi L. Martin 02-12-15
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    "A read for any human being"

    Highly necessary for any human being. I read this book in print, but listening to it is more effective. The message is so straight forward into looking at yourself that it sinks in being "told" than just reading "I should".

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    Mike Williams 02-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A true insight into "Toxic" relationships!!!"

    Great book!!! Very insightful as to how relationships truly operate. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is currently dealing with "Toxic" people in their lives.

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    Tara D. Wilson-mugabe 02-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great advise!"

    The message spoke to me greatly. I needed to hear this as I was yearning for correction and a reason as to why sustaining relationships have been so difficult for me. Also, the role I played in those poorly nourished relationships.

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    Jenna 01-05-15
    Jenna 01-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth it"

    This is a phenomenal book. Read it. For some reason I felt the narrator was a little to dramatic for me, but don't let that hold you back from the content.

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    Dano 06-09-14
    Dano 06-09-14

    Reading some, listening more...

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    "Great resource!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wish I had read or listened to this book sooner. I love Cloud and Townsend and there are character definitions in this book that are very revealing. I hope to learn and grow from this wisdom


    Would you be willing to try another book from Henry Cloud and John Townsend ? Why or why not?

    Absolutely! I find their writings easy to read, yet very insightful


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    bbound 05-20-14
    bbound 05-20-14
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    "Help in on the way!"
    Where does Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was INCREDIBLE and I would rank it above the books I have listened to so far.


    What other book might you compare Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't to and why?

    Boundaries is a good book to start with then this one.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Fredricks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This one is just as good.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    An idea that I remembered from the book is even if I'm not at fault I can create a safe place for the offender by offering my sympathy but knowing when to draw the line.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure your boundaries is in place first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Rozendal 04-28-14
    D. Rozendal 04-28-14
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    "Faith-based advice for Christians"
    Would you try another book from Henry Cloud and John Townsend and/or Dick Fredricks?

    No. As a secular individual, faith-based self-help books are not for me. If your faith is important to you, this book would be too!


    What could Henry Cloud and John Townsend have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    For whatever reason, I did not pick up on the book's huge reliance on God and the Christian faith in the description. For secular or agnostic individuals, I feel this book to be of little value.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was technically good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't?

    It would probably be impossible to edit the book given my particular belief system.


    Any additional comments?

    I published this review not as a criticism of the book or its contents, but rather to provide a filter for an informed buying decision.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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