Healthy Dependency

Overview

A guide to reconnecting and achieving healthy relationships in every area of your life, by two distinguished psychologists.Asking for help does not mean we are helpless, Drs. Bornstein and Languirand tell us. Especially in difficult times, it is more important than ever to connect with the people around us. Their more than twenty years of research and study prove that too much dependency in our relationships—whether with family, friends, lovers, or co-workers—can be a bad thing, but too little dependency is just ...
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Overview

A guide to reconnecting and achieving healthy relationships in every area of your life, by two distinguished psychologists.Asking for help does not mean we are helpless, Drs. Bornstein and Languirand tell us. Especially in difficult times, it is more important than ever to connect with the people around us. Their more than twenty years of research and study prove that too much dependency in our relationships—whether with family, friends, lovers, or co-workers—can be a bad thing, but too little dependency is just as bad. To achieve balance and better define this flexible middle ground between rigid independence and unhealthy overdependence, Dr. Bornstein coined the phrase "Healthy Dependency" and, with his colleague and wife, has written the definitive book on the subject. Laced with case studies, anecdotes, and questionnaires, they give us the rationale and skill-building tools to help us to change the way we think about ourselves and others. Among the benefits of Healthy Dependency are increased satisfaction in love relationships, greater likelihood of academic and career success, better family communication and improved parenting skills, and enhanced physical and psychological health.


About the Author:
: Robert F. Bornstein, Ph. D., winner of the Society for Personality Assessment Martin Mayman Award and a specialist in the field of personality assessment, is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority on dependency. He is currently a professor of psychology at Gettysburg College, and has published more than 100 articles and 30 book chapters on personality dynamics, diagnosis and treatment. Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D., is coauthor of The Thinking Skills Workbook, a pioneering treatment manual for cognitive remediation in older adults. She is in full-time private practice counseling older adults and their families, as well as health professionals. Drs. Bornstein and Languirand are married, and live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They are also the authors of When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care—The Complete Guide.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Yes, Virginia, dependency can be healthy-at least according to Bornstein, a professor of psychology at Gettysburg College who specializes in dependency issues, and his wife Languirand, a private therapist. The couple, both of whom are multi-published contributors to books and articles for professional and lay readers, extol "depending on people without becoming dependent on them." They explore this subject in great depth, from an assessment of the causes and ramifications of dependency disorders to an examination of healthy dependency in professional and personal relationships. Bornstein and Languirand articulate four key skills, including "relationship flexibility" and "connection-based thinking," which they say are necessary to attain a balanced blend of intimacy, autonomy, trust and self-confidence. The authors' textbook approach (replete with case studies, charts, graphs, statistics and quizzes, not to mention some redundancies) is sincere, thorough and learned, but at times overly pedantic. Still, in a world in which time, energies and emotions are fragmented and an increasing dependence on technology can isolate and detach people from each another, this book offers good advice on maintaining the right connections. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458758897
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 0.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

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