Overview Do you have a hard time saying no to people? Do you feel guilty taking time out for yourself? Do you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you might be a pleaser-someone who tries to keep others happy at her own expense. But what happens when keeping everyone else happy steals your own happiness--or even your health?
Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman can help you break this destructive pattern in your life. With his wise and witty counsel, you'll learn
what kind of pleaser you are how to give yourself positive messages how to avoid or deal with the "controlling" men in your life how to build your self-esteem and more With Dr. Leman's help, you can become a person who can assert herself but still keep her pleasing personality. So say good-bye to guilt and say hello to a brand-new you
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731255 ISBN13 9780800731250
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Leman
Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and frequent guest for The View, Today, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.
Kevin Leman currently resides in Tuscon, in the state of Arizona.
Kevin Leman has published or released items in the following series...
Pros: * Well written. * Addresses a range of "pleasing" behaviors, from totally self-destructive to realizing that you have a mild problem. This was a refreshing change from some other books that dealt with deep codependency. * Pretty accurate about the parental sources of "pleasing" issues. * Good advice about standing up for yourself.
Cons: * Stealth Christianity! The book begins as a normal self-help book, and as you read on, more and more references to God, Christian living, not having sex until marriage, etc. appear. If you read his bio, the author turns out to be reasonably well known in the evangelical community...but the Christian aspects aren't mentioned at all in the preface or first chapter. * Every example in the book is a married white woman, unless she's unhappily divorced.
So, not an awful book but definitely a sneak attack, which makes it far less helpful than it could be. If your lifestyle isn't "traditional" or "Christian" you'll probably come away from reading it with either lower self-esteem than when you started, or be pretty angry that you spent 3 hours of your life reading it. Perhaps it should be retitled "Save Your Christian Marriage By Healing Your Woman's Soul" or something similar.
Loved this book Sep 30, 2008
This is a great great book. If you are a "pleaser" you need to read this.