Healthy Dependency: Leaning on Others Without Losing Yourself
Robert F., Ph.D. Bornstein, Mary A., Ph.D. LanguirandISBN: 1557045364;
From the psychologist who coined the phrase "healthy dependency"?the first and only book that outlines its four key steps and helps readers understand and use these principles to achieve balance in love, in friendships, with family, and at work. The research is clear: Too much dependency in our relationships can be a bad thing, but too little dependency is just as bad. Healthy dependency?that flexible middle ground between rigid independence and unhealthy overdependence?is the ability to balance intimacy and autonomy, lean on others while maintaining a strong sense of self, and feel good (not guilty) about asking for help when you need it. The authors' studies confirm that healthy dependency brings a wealth of positive effects including: ? increased satisfaction in love relationships ? greater likelihood of academic and career success ? better family communication and improved parenting skills ? enhanced physical and...
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