I don’t write reviews often. Only when I feel the work truly deserves it, as is the case here. The writing is clear and well thought through. The author is both knowledgeable and wise, which is rare. Many authors can break down a topic by simply putting words on a page, but the books that move us and change us are the ones where the author speaks not only from the mind (knowledge of a topic) but also from the heart, from a place of wisdom and intuition.
I have been previously disheartened to read many books on the topic of emotional abuse and narcissism. While I know there are severely toxic dynamics out there, the majority of people experience boundary violation in much more subtle ways. I couldn’t relate to how many other authors approach the issue from a victim/abuser perspective. Many other books are passionately strong, I guess they have to be because some people are in harmful and toxic codependent relationships that they need to be shaken out of. But if like me, you can’t relate to the victim/abuser terminology, yet wish to improve your relationships with yourself and others (through empowerment of yourself and others), then you’ll love this book as much as I did!