Psychologist and author Dr. John Townsend disagrees. "Your button-pusher is not someone you would easily and casually leave. You are intertwined at many levels. It is worth the trouble to take a look at the ways the relationship you had, and want, can be revived and reborn."
©2007 John Townsend; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
I will listen to this book again. This author has terrific insight on emotional and recovery issues and I always find helpful information in his books. Even if you aren't having relationship problems, you can find helpful tips for any relationship in this book.
I can't really name one moment that stood out, but much of the book was very helpful. The author is a psychologist and Christinan.
His voice is very pleasant and easy to listen to. Since the author is reading his own book, he makes the stories come to life.
the book is for anyone who is in a difficult relaionship
NO WHERE in the audible review is this book listed as a DEVOUT Christian guide to dealing with difficult people nor are the author's fundamentalist beliefs even mentioned. However, 75% of this book is about God, bible verses and what "Jesus would do" parables. I am a spiritual person and do not mind references to God. Yet, the title and the review are incredibly misleading. Also, there are several instances where the advice provided is based less on research or best-practice therapy and more on the author's belief in "Gods Will for the Family."
Many times when you seek advise on dealing with difficult people you are encouraged to leave the relationship because it is hopeless. You can't change them and there is little hope for change. You can change you and your reaction to them and through scripture and wise Counsel John Townsend gives you hope for healing, as well as insight on ways you are contributing to the problem. He offers help in formulating a plan to make life better for both of you.
This was a true learning experience and I look forward to applying these principles for my personal growths and for many people in my life that I didn't even realize I were pushing my buttons... I learned more about myself than I set out to...
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