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Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others?
Licensed counselor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram Nedra Glover Tawwab demystifies this complex topic for today's world. In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.
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Whether your marriage is struggling or your friendship needs a tune-up, therapist and Instagram sensation Nedra Glover Tawwab is here to help your relationships thrive. She narrates her informative audiobook in a relaxed and easygoing style, breaking down how boundaries are key to your mental health and the bonds (romantic and otherwise) you share with other people. Tawwab uses clients’ case studies to underscore her insights, telling us about Eric, who wants to distance himself from his alcoholic father but doesn’t know where to start, and Kim, a newlywed who can’t stop piling other people’s problems onto her plate. Tawwab lists the smart step-by-step actions you can take to create healthy boundaries in your daily life. Listening to Set Boundaries, Find Peace makes real, positive change seem like it’s within your reach.
Useful, practical, insightful, and to the benefit of your individual well being!
While I purchased the audiobook version, this was still an interesting “read”. The details shared in the book will keep you entertained throughout. The verbiage used is practical enough for all to understand. The advice given as example to put this behavior of boundary setting into practice is not over complicated with jargon. The expectations of some things you may encounter on the journey are laid out simply. The most important/honest being, that it won’t be guilt free, not everyone will initally respect, or come around to your boundaries. It will take work on your part to set and enforce your boundaries. Hopefully you’ll also flip the coin and see where you may have not accepted the boundaries of others. Even for those who have started their journey of boundary setting can find something useful from the book. I personally had already laid out many boundaries in my life despite not realizing that’s what I was doing. That said, this book helped me to see in what ways some of my boundaries were porous and some were rigid. Having that vocabulary to better verbalize to myself if no one else the behaviors I act out, to me, is great. This book is also useful if you are seeking reassurance that boundaries you have set are not innately “mean” or “hurtful”. It’s also helpful if some of the boundaries you have set require flexibility or no longer serve a current purpose. I’d recommend this book for many reasons if someone were to ever ask for book recommendations on emotional intelligence, boundary setting, and or self-improvement!