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Who's Pulling Your Strings? Audiobook

Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

Millions of people, both men and women, can become involved in relationships with manipulators, people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. These "toxic" relationships erode self-esteem and make life miserable for the victim. Whether the manipulator is a relative, a spouse or romantic partner, a boss, coworker, or subordinate, or even a trusted friend or advisor, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, best-selling author of The Disease to Please, shows you how to break this damaging cycle for good.

Who's Pulling Your Strings? will help you end a current destructive relationship, understand how it occurred, and prevent you from ever getting involved in a manipulative relationship again. Using revealing self-assessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, Dr. Braiker empowers you to:

  • Recognize the signs of a manipulative relationship
  • Spot manipulators and their typical ways of operating
  • Assess your own vulnerability to manipulation
  • Identify the 7 main "Head Games" manipulators play
  • Utilize effective resistance tactics against manipulator's efforts
  • Transform yourself from a "soft" to a "hardened" target
  • Extricate yourself from manipulative relationships that do not change
  • Protect yourself from falling prey to manipulators' control in the future
  • Stop others from pulling your strings once and for all

    With insight, compassionate advice, and self-affirming strategies, Dr. Braiker helps you end any manipulative relationship and regain control of your life, starting right now.

    ©2004 Harriet M. Braiker, Ph.D.; (P)2004 AMI

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      What did you love best about Who's Pulling Your Strings??

      I have been married for almost 25 years and for almost all that time I have been controlled and abused by my husband and now … my two sons ( one adult and one almost adult).
      I have been depressed, suicidal, convinced that I am a biggest looser-you name it …
      I was listening to many books about detachment and had huge doubts that this approach works.Today for the first time I was able to “partially detach” from my husband’s abuse and belittling. It felt so good........
      I highly recommend this book. Just keep listening - it will help .


      20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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      Stevia Rae Altoona, WI, United States 01-30-12
      Stevia Rae Altoona, WI, United States 01-30-12
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      "Better than the other one I read on same subject"
      Where does Who's Pulling Your Strings? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      Fairly well. It was definitely helpful in SEEING how manipulators operate and how we respond.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Who's Pulling Your Strings??

      Discovering how manipulators love people-pleasers. ;)


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      James E. Wise Las Vegas, Nevada United States 12-20-14
      James E. Wise Las Vegas, Nevada United States 12-20-14
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      lessons to learn from. I liked this book, and learned from it. Great narration. Insightful.

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      lbmellman 11-06-15
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      "Wish the book began at chapter 9"

      The book is inspiring, but the first 8-9 chapters seem to be repeating the same info as to who is pulling your strings and which personality types are vulnerable. For people who are already aware of who is pulling their strings and when they feel vulnerable to it, the first 8-9 chapters can be boring, so skip and go straight to the last chapters. I feel disappointed the book didn't begin there.

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      "Super helpful and empowering!"

      This book will walk you thru the process of recognizing and ending manipulation in relationships. It is full of practical and confidence building advice.

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      Dr regentville, Australia 05-04-16
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      "Great read!!!!"

      Answers a lot of questions about relationships in every facet of life. Teaches you why you're a target and what to do about it.

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      K. Robb 03-19-16
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      "Educational and Practical"

      A practical and well written book. It focuses on how to recognize manipulation or when your being manipulated and how to recognize your own susceptibility to manipulation (your "buttons"). It can empower you with new strategies, behaviors, and habits to change the relationship dynamics so that you are no longer a mark or target for manipulators.

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      Byap 02-27-16
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      "Loved it! A must listen."

      I really loved this book. I will listen to it again right away so I learn more and put her strategies into practice. It is definitely a good listen. I already feel empowered and have seen changes.

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      michael Hanover, MD, United States 09-11-08
      michael Hanover, MD, United States 09-11-08 Member Since 2005
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      "don't waste your time"

      It's a wonder that this book every got published. I guess it has a catchy title.

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      "very insightful"

      it was spot on with everything that I have seen in my own life. Great

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