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Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't Audiobook

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

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Publisher's Summary

The wounds inflicted by an "unsafe" person can go deep. If you've ever been in a relationship where you were used, abused, or abandoned, then Safe People is for you. It will help you make wise choices in relationships from friendships to romance. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend share expert insights that will help you:

  • Correct things within you that jeopardize your relational security
  • Learn the 20 traits of unsafe people
  • Recognize what makes people trustworthy
  • Avoid unhealthy relationships
  • Become a safe person yourself

©1995 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)2009 Zondervan

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    ez 07-22-16
    ez 07-22-16
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    "excellent performance - ok content"

    best thing about this audiobook was the narrator. he acts out the characters with different voices that make it easier for you to follow conversations.
    the content itself is satisfactory. not sure why I didn't walk away with many things I didn't already know. maybe because I already read two of their boundaries series?
    or maybe I need to listen to it again and see if I get more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    katherine 04-08-16
    katherine 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Came highly recommended, but why??"

    I finally picked this one up after hearing a lot of great things about it. While it does touch on good points, the chapters get so repetitive. Had this been communicated more concisely and come across less tediously, it would have recieved a higher score in my book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lbmellman 01-08-16
    lbmellman 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Depressing"

    This book had me so depressed, halfway through I had to go listen to Wayne Dyer's books for inspiration and to pull me out of my funk! In addition, the narrator came across as condescending and patronizing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    flash07 11-15-15
    flash07 11-15-15
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    "A must before thinking of divorce."

    If anyone is hearing the enemy telling them they need to leave their marriage because of all the things their spouse is doing this is a must read. But finish the entire book. You need it all, looking at yourself first and then to your spouse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SuSu 07-21-15
    SuSu 07-21-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Didn't catch my attention"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think the overall theme is good, and it's a Christian based book, however, it is full of a lot of stories..and ultimately it wasn't quite what I was looking for. I would prefer more principles than stories.


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    Gabrielle 07-06-15
    Gabrielle 07-06-15
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    "Not nearly as helpful as I hoped"

    The narration was fine, but the information in the book was spotty at best, dangerous at worst. In a book about "safe people" I expected the authors to discuss in at least some depth the dynamics of dangerously abusive relationships (domestic abuse, etc.). The book was startlingly shallow in respect to serious emotional/psychological abuse. I hoped for much better from Cloud & Townsend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bethany 03-18-15
    Bethany 03-18-15

    Wife, Mama, and Commuter-Student

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    "Essential Guide to Healthy Relationships"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I have not read the paper version of this book. I find the narrator who performs these books, written by Dr. Cloud & Dr. Townsend, detracts from the integrity and content. He is quite theatrical. For the serious degree of content the book offers, I find his presentation style distracting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator who doesn't exaggerate different voices, gender, and age. Find it a little insensitive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found that this book pushed my buttons in a good way. Really convicted me of personal issues I have and offered sound/practical advice.


    Any additional comments?

    Once in awhile Dr. Cloud/Dr. Townsend will kind of boast about their response to a client. Usually because they respond in a sarcastic manner. I found this trait about them to be...insensitive and an unattractive quality to their content. But it was easy to overlook in regards to their high quality teaching.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi L. Martin 02-12-15
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    "A read for any human being"

    Highly necessary for any human being. I read this book in print, but listening to it is more effective. The message is so straight forward into looking at yourself that it sinks in being "told" than just reading "I should".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Kersey, CC Wadsworth, OH, United States 03-06-14
    Sandra Kersey, CC Wadsworth, OH, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Well Written, To the Point, Excellent Points"
    Would you listen to Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't again? Why?

    Yes. Chopped full of very helpful insight and information. Valid and reliable source of information.


    What did you learn from Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't that you would use in your daily life?

    How to cut threw the crap and effectively identify and validate what you either have been intentionally confused about or what you already knew to be true. Validation and empowerment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kyle Poway, CA, United States 10-19-13
    kyle Poway, CA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Full Disclosure: This is a Very Christian Book"

    I got this book on the recommendation of a friend without really reading the description. I did not know quite how Christian this book was before I bought it. I think many of the insights in the book are valuable, but the authors seem to assume you are enthusiastically Christian to begin with. As a non-christian, I found the constant Bible references, moral certainties, and ad librem assertions to distract from the self-help value of the book. Caveat Emptor.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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