I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better

I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better

by Gary Lundberg, Joy Lundberg
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I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better by Gary Lundberg, Joy Lundberg

In their weekly radio show and in their popular workshops, Gary and Joy Lundberg have already helped thousands of people and their families to communicate more effectively. Now, the Lundbergs address an all too common dilemma that arises when others expect you to solve their problems for them, showing readers how they can shed the no-win role of "fixer" and empower people to solve their own problems through validation--a simple yet profound communication tool that is essential to any healthy relationship. Refreshingly straightforward, this inspiring and entertaining work is poised to become a classic guide for anyone who wishes to improve relationships with their partner, children, colleagues and friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140286434
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 273,553
Product dimensions: 7.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Lundberg is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Together with his wife, writer, speaker, lyricist and poet Joy Saunders Lundberg, they co-host a weekly radio show on relationships (Morning with the Lundbergs) and present seminars and workshops around the country. They are the parents of five children.
Joy Saunders Lundberg is a writer and speaker. Together with her husband Gary Lundberg she presents seminars and workshops throughout the country and cohosts a weekly radio show on relationships. The parents of five children, they live in Provo, Utah. Meet them on their Web site at www.allbetter.net.

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I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains many ideas on how to avoid taking responsibility for problems that are not yours. It also shows how to stay true to your ideals when you may not agree with another's. I highly recommend it!
dianehe4 More than 1 year ago
I originally read this book about 8-9 years ago. I am STILL re-reading it, writing notes on 3 x 5 cards, and carrying them around with me. And now, I'm learning how Not to rescue another rescuer (friend)! The language in the book was such an easy read, I underestimated the power of it. Recognizing my thinking patterns and using the text in the book, it is much easier for me to recognize when I am doing things that are too helpful and will lead me to a difficult situation that I don't want to be in.
1Baymom More than 1 year ago
Recommended by our family therapist. My copy is dog-eared and I refer often to this wonderful little book. Easy to read, understand and put into practice. I have suggested this book to family and friends- all have thanked me. No matter what other books you have read/own in this genre, you may only need this one book. Both my husband and I each have our own copies on our bedside tables. FYI we are not the "self-help" book type people. Love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book on learning how to validate people's feelings without taking all their problems on yourself. This is a must read for anyone in any kind of leadership position. It really helps you deal with others in a positive, rewarding way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need I say more? Give it a read.
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