In a Relationship: Avoid the Worst & Experience the Best in Your Social Life & Relationships

In a Relationship: Avoid the Worst & Experience the Best in Your Social Life & Relationships

by Aaron Boe

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This award-winning book received an IPPY Award for best young adult non-fiction. It is a handbook written for individuals of virtually any age, and for parents with children from ages pre-teen to 20-somethings. Author Aaron Boe is a national speaker and consultant to campuses, schools, and organizations on preventing sexual misconduct and abusive relationships of all kinds. It can be read cover-to-cover, or as a quick reference on the most critical issues of social life and relationships. In a Relationship was written to embolden and empower every reader with expert knowledge in plain language because one insight can make all the difference in avoiding an abusive person, navigating physical intimacy, or dealing with common challenges. Readers will be better able to recognize warning signs of an abusive relationship, either in their own or in the relationships of others they care about, think about smartphone use in a new way, deal with disagreements more effectively, and apply advanced social and relationship skills in a broad set of situations. And parents are now able to have expert knowledge at their fingertips as they guide their son or daughter through this central area of life where so much is at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692118771
Publisher: Smith Knutson Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

From the Author - 7

Introduction - 15

In a Relationship with Insight: Uncommon Knowledge for the Journey - 23

Five Ways to Increase Your Self-Confidence - 25

Seven Strengths for Connecting - 31

In Love or Infatuation? - 43

Healthy Physical Intimacy & Personal Standards - 50

Five Key Concepts about Personal Boundaries & Consent - 53

Two Essentials of Healthy Physical Intimacy - 57

The Smartphone in a Healthy Relationship - 60

How to Avoid Marrying the Wrong Person - 74

Standards for Dealing with Disagreements - 85

The Strength of Assertiveness - 89

Warning Signs: Red Flag Attitudes & Behaviors - 99

In a Relationship with Transitions: The Breakup Strengths - 111

The Strength of Moving On - 112

It is Okay (or Better) to Be Single - 121

Ending an Unhealthy or Abusive Relationship - 124

When to Say Something to a Friend - 130

In a Relationship with Reality: The New Standards for Social Safety - 135

Reality-Based Safety - 137

The Trust Principle - 141

Understanding Alcohol & Sexual Assault - 146

The Standard of Looking Out for Others - 150

Taking Action in Real-World Situations - 163

In a Relationship with Friends: Supporting a Friend Who Has Experienced Assault or Abuse - 167

Recognizing & Rising Above Victim-Blamiing - 169

Understanding the Behaviors of a Victim/Survivor - 170

Things You Can Do to Support a Friend - 172

References & Resources 

Online Resources - 180

Online References - 182

Books Referenced - 183

Recommended Books - 185

About the Author - 189 


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