Title: Living Successfully with Screwed Up People
Author: Elizabeth B. Brown
Genre: Christian literature, Family & Relationships
Book Jacket Summary:
You can be positive–no matter who tries to bring you down. Unfortunately, the world is full of screwed-up people. But the good news, says Elizabeth B. Brown, is that your world no longer has to revolve around them. With brilliant insights and a keen sense of humor, this trusted author shows you how to: take back the power from the difficult people in your life, respond productively when confronted, remain poised and in control when everyone around you loses it, win fairly in unfair battles, let go of the past and live triumphantly now. Dozens of real-life success stories, brief diagnostic tests, and practical tools are included to help you assess your own unique situation and gain the confidence to live successfully with screwed-up people. You can stop being the victim of others and start loving life in spite of them.
Why I Chose This Book:
Who doesn’t interact with “screwed up” people?! Everyone! lol and the funny part is I’m sure everyone is thinking the same thing?! I find myself interacting with lots of people at work, in my neighborhood, in my family etc etc. SUP are everywhere! and any time I can get sound advice on how to interact with them better I am all ears! The last few months have been tumultuous so I’ve made sure to be extra proactive in getting back on track & finding good advice.
I really enjoyed this book, it was a quick easy read filled with practical advice. I really liked the summary Lifelines at the end of each chapter so I can easily get a refresher when I need to refer back. This book gave me comfort reading about relationships and how to ride the wave as they change over time… how to forgive, how to communicate better and how to build a more positive life for yourself despite your current circumstances. I hope I can put this information into practice as I navigate my own relationships moving forward.