I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better
Riverpark Publishing Company, 1995 - Dependency (Psychology) - 316 pages
I Don't Have to Make Everything All Better makes two propositions: First, you don't have to solve other people's problems. And second, by appropriately validating feelings, you empower people to be their own problem solvers, which will significantly increase the quality of your relationships.
The techniques of validation the Lundbergs share give people the space to solve their own problems while still feeling that someone cares. In the first half of the book the Lundbergs discuss the principles behind validation, while the second half shows how these techniques can work to improve communication and relationships with children, teens, spouses, blended families, and even on the job.
The authors' anecdotal style and examples demonstrate validation in everyday situations and language that readers can easily master. And the results can be miraculous.
"Powerful ... practical suggestions on the how-to's of building meaningful relationships". -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"This book has the power to improve all relationships. I highly recommend it". -- Dr. Ronald Jorgensen, the Mayo Clinic
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Chapter Two Principle 2Leave The Responsibility
Chapter Three Principle 3Acknowledge Emotions
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