Boundaries Face to Face: How to Have That Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding

February 1, 2017 - Comment

A practical handbook on positive confrontation by the authors of the award-winning and best-selling Boundaries. Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships. They have discovered that uncomfortable—even dangerous—situations can often be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don’t know how to go about having difficult conversations.

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A practical handbook on positive confrontation by the authors of the award-winning and best-selling Boundaries. Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships. They have discovered that uncomfortable—even dangerous—situations can often be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don’t know how to go about having difficult conversations. We see confrontation as scary or adversarial. We’re afraid to ask a boss for a raise or talk to a relative about a drinking problem, or even address a relational conflict with a spouse or someone we are dating. In Boundaries Face to Face authors Cloud and Townsend take the principles from their best-selling book Boundaries and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships. * Explains why confrontation is essential in all arenas of life * Shows how healthy confrontation can improve relationships * Presents the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation * Provides tips on how to prepare for the conversation * Shows how to tell people what you want, how to stop bad behavior, and how to deal with counterattack * Gives actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your coworker, your boss, your parents, and more From the Book Sometimes people get confused in a confrontation because the other person gets them off track. If that happens, remember this formula. Empathize with their feelings or position, and return to your issue. Here’s an example. Joe: ‘I can’t believe you were offended by my comments. You joke around more than anyone here. That’s pretty hypocritical.’ You: ‘I understand it’s hard for you to see, and I’m glad you meant it as a joke and weren’t trying to be hurtful. What I’m telling you, though, and what I don’t want you to miss, is how it affected me. It hurt me and I don’t want to be talked to like that.’

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susie Beeck says:

By reading Boundaries Face to Face gives us courage and direction how to handle our life better. It is hard to change but with o Why do we stuff all these things that can change who we are and put barrios in our lives. By reading Boundaries Face to Face gives us courage and direction how to handle our life better. It is hard to change but with one step at a time we can learn so life will get better. Practice in the mirror and trust the information in this book. Give the book to the one you need to talk to and ask them to read so you can work through the issue. You can learn together. Be sure to thank that person for…

Amazon Customer says:

Easy Confrontation! And you thought there wasn’t any such thing as “easy confrontation”. That’s what we thought, but found confronting others can be not only easy, but also very peaceful and successful. Why get angry, look foolish, and get nothing settled when you can learn to confront people and situations as they occur in a way you’re bound to be most satisfied with. Stop going home and wishing you’d said this or that. Learn what to say, when to say it, and how to be most successful with problem people and…

S. Marsala says:

We just received this book My wife and I waited a month for the book and it still did not come in when I contacted the seller they responded very fast. It appears the first book got lost in shipping. Hawking Books was very understanding and expedited another book out to us.

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