Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people relationally safe, and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You'll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security. And you'll find out what to do and what not to do to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships.
From the Back Cover
Countless individuals have invested themselves into people who've shipwrecked their lives in return. If you're one who has chosen the wrong people to get involved with or makes the same mistakes about relationships over and over again, then the Safe People Workbook offers you a hands-on remedy. In this companion to Safe People, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend walk you through frank, soul-searching questions into active change and practical steps for growth. The Safe People Workbook gives you solid guidance that will help you - Correct things within yourself that jeopardize your relationship security - Learn the 20 traits of "unsafe" people - Recognize what makes people trustworthy - Avoid unhealthy relationships - Form positive relationships -- In manageable steps that promote progress and inspire confidence, Cloud and Townsend help you restructure your approach to relationships. You can stop being a victim and begin enjoying the kinds of healthy, reciprocal relationships everyone wants and needs. The Safe People Workbook may be the most important safety manual you'll ever read!