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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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    Susan Drayden 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't catch my attention"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think the overall theme is good, and it's a Christian based book, however, it is full of a lot of stories..and ultimately it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would prefer more principles than stories.


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    Gabrielle 07-06-15
    Gabrielle 07-06-15
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    "Not nearly as helpful as I hoped"

    The narration was fine, but the information in the book was spotty at best, dangerous at worst. In a book about "safe people" I expected the authors to discuss in at least some depth the dynamics of dangerously abusive relationships (domestic abuse, etc.). The book was startlingly shallow in respect to serious emotional/psychological abuse. I hoped for much better from Cloud & Townsend.

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    Irma 06-29-15
    Irma 06-29-15
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    "intended for religious, returned"
    What would have made Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't better?

    It is intended for religious people, many references to the bible. This should have been clearly noted in the book description.


    Has Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not at all


    What didn’t you like about Dick Fredricks’s performance?

    it was the just the content


    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?

    n/a i didn't listen but to a few minutes of it


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Hudgens 06-05-15
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    "Things I never knew about relationship"

    I will read this again. Very good material for a life guide. I love the biblical references that are read in a different context.

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    J. Martin 05-30-15
    J. Martin 05-30-15 Listener Since 2005
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    "Great Content; Sometimes Annoying Narration"

    This book has been very useful and encouraging to me. It is great to listen to on my commute to help me focus on these principles at work and at home. But the narrator sometimes uses a tone, especially when mimicking women, that annoys the heck out of me. Also, I have a weird quirk where I don't like to hear the little noises someone's mouth makes while talking (e.g. Someone with dry mouth will drive me crazy). There are unfortunately a few spots where I can hear that, and I just can't handle it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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