Why You Love, Feel, and Act the Way You Do
Tim Clinton & Gary Sibcy
The answer to why people feel and act the way they do lies in the profound effect of a child's bonding process with his or her parents. How successfully we form and maintain relationships throughout life is related to those early issues of "attachment." There are four primary bonding styles that explain why people love, feel, and act the way they do. This book is for anyone who desires closeness, especially in the most intimate relationships: marriage, parenting, close friends, and ultimately with God.
Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Clear boundaries are essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal line that marks those things for which we are responsible; it defines who we are and who we are not:
- Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances
- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions
- Emotional boundaries help us deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others
Learn how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, kids, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. What's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over...Or lock our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we get involved with the wrong people? Is it possible to change?
Learn how to make safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. Discover what makes some people safe and unsafe. Enhance your relational security.
Codependent No More
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent - and you may find yourself in this book. This book holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
The Emotionally Abusive Relationship
The number of people who become involved with partners who abuse them emotionally and/or who are emotionally abusive themselves is phenomenal, and yet emotional abuse is the least understood form of abuse. This breakthrough book shows us what it is and what to do about it.
Whether you suspect you are being emotionally abused, fear that you might be emotionally abusing your partner, or think that both you and your partner are emotionally abusing each other, this book is for you. The Emotionally Abusive Relationship will tell you how to identify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of your behavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps to heal, Engel provides prescriptive strategies that will allow you and your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst in each other and stop the abuse.