- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 17, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071377387
- ISBN-13: 978-0071377386
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,848,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dealing With Relatives (...even if you can't stand them) : Bringing Out the Best in Families at Their Worst Paperback – October 17, 2002
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From the Back Cover
There's No Place Like Home!
Do any of these characters sound familiar?
- The Mystery
- The General
- The Rebel
- The VIP
- The Meddler
- The Pleaser
- The Judge
- The Martyr
Whoever they may be in your family--mother or father, sister or brother, aunt, uncle, or in-law--you'll find them analyzed here in Dealing with Relatives. Written in an informative yet entertaining style, the book is filled with insights, anecdotes, stories, and cartoons to help you find out not only what's behind your relatives' difficult behavior, but also how to respond effectively.
This book will help you cope with uncomfortable feelings, irritating personalities, and even explosive situations. You'll learn how to prepare for family gatherings, avoid conflict when relatives trigger strong emotions, and how to free yourself from feelings of obligation and resentment. With the strategies in this book, you be able to say what's on your mind in firm (but non-threatening) language, and stand up to your relatives (even if you can't stand them)!
About the Author
Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner are naturopathic physicians, professional speakers, and trainers who perform more than 150 programs a year all over the world. They are coauthors of the bestselling Dealing with People You Can't Stand as well as numerous bestselling and award-winning audio and video programs.
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Also, in the back of the book - they own up to the fact that the book does not cover ALL types of family dysfunction such as alcoholism, co-dependency, and drug abuse. (I wish this disclaimer had been a note at the BEGINNING of the book...) Come to find out - these are additional personality types that are much too complex to deal with and you need professional help. Silly me. I thought that was the ONLY cause of family dysfunction. :-)