Complaint Free Relationships: How to Positively Transform Your Personal, Work, and Love Relationships

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Dec 29, 2009 - Self-Help - 208 pages
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A revolutionary approach to improving every relationship in your life, Complaint Free Relationships picks up where the internationally successful A Complaint Free World left off, with all-new methods to help you overcome toxic habits and build strong, successful connections with others.
The original Complaint-Free movement has exploded into an international phenomenon, with 5.5 million people in more than 80 countries taking the pledge to create a complaint-free life, as well as national media attention.  As this movement expands, it is clear that the real focus of achieving true complaint-free living lies in our relationships. 
     People complain to bond with others. It's easy to feel connected by common annoyances. But most complaining is about people, and this leads to negative and unhealthy foundations for our relationships with others--from family, lovers and friends to our more casual connections with people in our daily lives. Complaint-Free Relationships provides insight and helpful tools to see, understand, and engage in our relationships through the lens of complaint-free living. It incorporates new studies about complaining, inspiring and illuminating stories from Will Bowen's experience both as a minister and founder of the Complaint Free movement, and practical exercises at the end of each chapter.
     By providing the tools you need to escape the trap complaining creates--feeling unfulfilled and inadequate--Complaint-Free Relationships offers new clarity and encourages you to create happy, stimulating and mutually satisfying relationships.

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This is a great book about relationships; one that I will read/listen to again and again. It's touching and practical and doesn't limit itself to romantic or work relationships. And if you've already ... Read full review


CHAPTER 1Relating in Relationships
CHAPTER 2When Worlds Collide
CHAPTER 3Getting Your Needs Met
CHAPTER 5Getting It Out
CHAPTER 6The Primary Relationship
CHAPTER 7Its Not Personal Its Personal

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WILL BOWEN is the lead minister of the One Community Spiritual Center in Kansas City, MO. He has been featured on Oprah, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, the ABC Evening News, Fox News Channel and in hundreds of TV and radio interviews around the world. Stories about him and the movement he created have been written about in over 200 newspapers, People magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Self magazine and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In 2007, he was dubbed one of the most innovative Christian leaders in the U.S. by Church Solutions magazine.

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