How To Have That Difficult Conversation (Paperback)

    How To Have That Difficult Conversation (Paperback)

    Henry Cloud & John Townsend
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    Successful people confront well.

    They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. They have discovered that uncomfortable situations can be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don’t know how to have difficult conversations, and we see confrontation as scary or adversarial.

    Authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the principles from their bestselling book, Boundaries, and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships in order to:

    • show how healthy confrontation can improve relationships;
    • present the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation;
    • provide tips on preparing for the conversation;
    • show how to tell people what you want, stop bad behaviour, and how to deal with a counter-attack;
    • give actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your co-worker, your parents, and more!

    Full of practical tips and how-to’s, this book will help you make your relationships better, deepen your intimacy with people you care for, and cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others.

    About the Author

    Dr Henry Cloud is a popular speaker and co-host, with Dr John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio programme, and co-founder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California.

    Dr John Townsend is a leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written twenty-seven books, selling 8 million copies, including the 3 million-selling Boundaries series. John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counselling and conducts the Townsend Leadership Program. He travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and working with leadership families. He and his wife, Barbi, live in Newport Beach, California. They have two sons. One of Dr Townsend's favourite hobbies is playing in a band that performs in Southern California lounges and venues.