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Publisher's Summary

Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. They have discovered that uncomfortable situations can be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don't know how to have difficult conversations, and we see confrontation as scary or adversarial. Authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the principles from their best-selling book, Boundaries, and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships in order to:

  • Show how healthy confrontation can improve relationships
  • Present the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation
  • Provide tips on preparing for the conversation
  • Show how to tell people what you want, stop bad behavior, and deal with counterattack
  • Give actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your coworker, your parents, and more!

Full of practical tips and how-tos, this book will help you make your relationships better, deepen your intimacy with people you care for, and cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others.

©2015 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2015 Zondervan

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Learn How to take control of your confrontation!

if you want to learn how to take control of your conversations and get results by learning how to speak in such a way that you get results then this is the book for you I've listened to this book over four times and I have learned how to used these principles to get the results that I need it will take some time but it's well worth it I thank God for Godly principles and change thank you Henry cloud John Townsend for your obedience to write this book and your partnership with each other I really appreciate it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Very needed book

Awesome book to know how to get the book "Boundaries" into action in your life. I needed this to learn confront and most important to learn to reconcile , with boundaries .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great read

loved it. Biblically based truths on how to have difficult conversation. I look forward to implementing these truths.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I liked it!

Listened in my car on my way to and from work.
Very helpfull. Although fast pace. Wish I could of wrote it down. But how could I, I was driving.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Would you listen to How to Have That Difficult Conversation again? Why?

I always listen to Cloud/Townsend at least twice or get the book. The tools and strategies are helpful for every day life.

What did you like best about this story?

As always Henry Cloud and John Townsend have clear, specific advice which is easy to understand and follow through. Developing the tools outlined make for an easier, less stressful life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Helpful advice for work or personal relationships!

I found this audio very enlightening and so helpful. I have been trying to reflect on how I say things to people and now I am trying to be more conscious of what I say and how to say things better. It has been a great book for me.

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Excellent insight!

This is excellent insight on dealing with difficult relationships and also taking responsibility for yourself and your own issues. I especially appreciated his practical application of one of my favorite verses, how to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
I highly recommend this book!

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A skill we all must face.

Good solid book. The author did a good job at Reading. This book is definitely made for the personal individual and a professional individual

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very helpful

I love it thank you so much is very spiritual and realisct book God bless.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Ok'ish

Very basic commonsense stuff. Unfortunately also contained constant and totally pointless and irritating references to God and Jesus.

6 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-16

Did not like religious references

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I purchased this book in error as a friend had suggested a book by a similar name, however when she was recalling the name of the book she got the name wrong and suggested this one by accident.I did enjoy most of the content of the book however I found that it had too many religious references to Jesus and the Apostles and their various stories.I am not familiar with the Author and had I known that the content had religious references as a way of explaining the various scenarios outlined in the book I would not have purchased it.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked hearing about the various ways to communicate the same thing but come across differently.

Have you listened to any of Henry Cloud’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I am not familiar with the Author

Do you think How to Have That Difficult Conversation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I would not be interested, there are references to other books by the same Author mentioned in this book that cover some areas in more depth but I would not be interested.

Any additional comments?

The description gives no reference that various religious books and stories are used as a way to explain and elaborate the various questions and scenarios.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Birsen
  • 12-08-16

ok

lots of references to the bible...not what i was expecting but the basic message is good and makes sense