High-maintenance Relationships

Front Cover
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1997 - Religion - 256 pages
2 Reviews
How do I handle a friend who saps my energy? When do I love without limit? We've all asked these questions. And too often our responses are either to back out of relationships or to give up on impossible people. Dr. Les Parrott shows us other options, including setting boundaries, giving the gift of grace, and leaving room for God.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: High-Maintenance Relationships

User Review  - David R. Bess - Christianbook.com

Parrott here gives a few helpful insights on how to respond to the seemingly impossible people whom all of us encounter at work, at home, or at school. While he does a bit of stereotyping with his ... Read full review

High-maintenance relationships

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

How to get along with impossible people? Parrot knows many; he divides them into 15 categories (Critic, Martyr, Steamroller, Wet Blanket, Sponge, Chameleon, and more), defines them, and offers advice ... Read full review

Contents

Are You in a HighMaintenance Relationship?
1
The CriticConstantly Complains and Gives Unwanted Advice
11
The MartyrForever the Victim and Wracked with SelfPity
27
The Wet BlanketPessimistic and Automatically Negative
41
s The SteamrollerBlindly Insensitive to Others
57
The GossipSpreads Rumors and Leaks Secrets
71
The Control FreakUnable to Let Go and Let Be
89
The BackstabberIrrepressibly TwoFaced
103
The VolcanoBuilds Steam and Is Ready to Erupt
141
The SpongeConstantly in Need but Gives Nothing Back
155
The CompetitorKeeps Track of Tit for Tat
169
The WorkhorseAlways Pushes and Is Never Satisfied
185
The FlirtImparts Innuendoes Which May Border on Harassment
205
The ChameleonEager to Please and Avoids Conflict
219
Making the Most of Every Relationship
231
Endnotes
241

The Cold ShoulderDisengages and Avoids Contact
115
The GreenEyed MonsterSeethes with Envy
127
About the Author
243
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1997)

Les Parrott is founder of the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and the best-selling author of High-Maintenance Relationships, The Control Freak, and Love Talk. Dr. Parrott is a sought after speaker to Fortune 500 companies and holds relationship seminars across North America. He also hosts the national radio broadcast "Love Talk." Dr Parrott has been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. His television appearances include CNN, Good Morning America, and Oprah.

Bibliographic information