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Do you have trouble going to bed at night when there's a mess in the kitchen? Do you think you would be happier if only you could lose weight, be a better parent, work smarter, reduce stress, exercise more, and make better decisions? You're not perfect. But guess what? You don't have to be. All of us struggle with high expectations from time to time. But for many women, the worries can become debilitating - and often, we don't even know we're letting unrealistic expectations color our thinking. The good news is, we have the power to break free from the perfectionist trap - and internationally renowned health psychologist Dr. Alice Domar can show you how.

Be Happy Without Being Perfect offers a way out of the self-imposed handcuffs that this thinking brings, providing concrete solutions, practical advice, and action plans that teach you how to:

  • Assess your tendency toward perfectionism in all areas of your life
  • Set realistic goals
  • Alleviate the guilt and shame that perfectionism can trigger
  • Manage your anxiety with clinically proven self-care strategies
  • Get rid of the unrealistic and damaging expectations that are hurting you - for good!

    Be Happy Without Being Perfect is your key to a happier, calmer, and more enjoyable life.
  • PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

    ©2008 Alice D. Domar and Alice Lesch Kelly (P)2008 Books on Tape

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    Good for women but not for men

    I was tempted into buying this audiobook by its attractive title. I never expected, however, that I had to imagine myself to be a woman in order to force myself to finish almost half of the audiobook. You know why? It's totally written for women!!! As a man myself, I found this book totally irrelevant and have stopped listening completely. Nobody's fault but I deem this a waste of my hard-earned money. Can anyone tell me whether Audible allows us to return (or trade-in) audiobooks we find to be money-wasters so that we can instead buy the other more interesting Audible titles? All said, women may find it interesting. Well-read by Karen White.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Mr. T
    • Stuttgart, Germany
    • 02-28-15

    The title speaks for itself.

    A good book. Simple, anf easy to listen.
    Although analogies are great, the author could be more direct to explore certain insights .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful