Setting Psychological Boundaries
  • Setting Psychological Boundaries
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Setting Psychological Boundaries

by Anne Cope Wallace, Anne C. Wallace
     
 

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Based on a solid framework of theory and research, this book illustrates definitive ways in which we learn to recognize psychological boundaries--our unique inner territory--and to defend our rights in every relationship. In a study that interweaves poetry, drama, and psychological theory, the author describes patterns of family dynamics in the context of everyday

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Based on a solid framework of theory and research, this book illustrates definitive ways in which we learn to recognize psychological boundaries--our unique inner territory--and to defend our rights in every relationship. In a study that interweaves poetry, drama, and psychological theory, the author describes patterns of family dynamics in the context of everyday lives and how they effect us from generation until we break the destructive chain.

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Booknews
Mingles poetry, theory, research, and narratives of ten remarkable women to examine how psychological boundary issues permeate all aspects of our lives. The women profiled have in common difficult or dysfunctional childhoods or destructive marital relationships, yet focus is not only on the impact of family patterns in adulthood but also on means for moving away from unhealthy behavioral patterns. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher

"I enjoyed reading this book not only because it is easy to relate it to the life of family and friends, but mostly because of the scattered little gems Wallace dug up and held up to the light….Wallace, whose grandmother and mother were both writers, truly has produced something of vaue here."

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Daily Record

"Interweaving poems as well as scholarly research and theories, Wallace achieves a very readable, helpful work for women in all walks of life. Using language that is very understandable and non-scholarly, Wallace shows the reader how to handle problems of control, conflict, power struggles, and setting limits….This is a powerful book, one that should be on its way to being a best seller."

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The Recorder Publishing Co.

"The language throughout is clear, direct, and definitively illustrates ways in which we learn to handle issues of control and power, setting limits, and resolving conflicts….Setting Psychological Boundaries is reccommended for…."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897895347
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1180L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

Judith Hillman Paterson

"Using profiles, anecdotes and poetry, Anne Wallace shows how we survive--and transcend--the wounds of childhood. Setting Psychological Boundaries is a wonderful book, sure to be useful to many people."
Barbara Engler

"Wallace weaves sound psychological insights from researchers and theorists of personality and human development. She shows how pervasive and destructive factors in our society, such as alcoholism and abuse, confound the development of boundaries and foster and perpetuate violence and pathology. This is a significant and important handbook which deserves careful reading."
Richard S. Pechter

"Learning about boundaries, especially from a woman's point of view, has been an essential element in allowing me to cope with the complexities of my family's relationships. I regret that I wasn't aware of all this when my family began 30 years ago!"
Aruna Bhargava

"Anne Wallace is an extraordinary writer. Every page comes alive with her sensitivity and compassion as she weaves together the diverse threads of psychology, narrative and poetry with skill and dexterity. This is a masterful work--a must for every woman."

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