What do you do when a relationship goes off course?
Whether it’s with a manipulative boss, a critical neighbor, or a controlling spouse, a challenging relationship can leave you feeling worn down, confused, and helpless. How do you narrow the gap between where things are and where you want them to be? How do you decide whether to lean in with understanding or set more healthy boundaries?
In Renovate Your Relationships, Scott Vaudrey gives you the tools you need to bring healing and new life to even your most difficult relationships. With real-life stories and practical ideas, Scott explores how to
- diagnose destructive patterns in specific relationships,
- avoid over-acceptance of others or over-protection of yourself, and
- foster new and healthy relational patterns with the most important people in your life.
Using groundbreaking practical tools, Scott unearths the root causes of relational breakdowns and gives you the confidence you need to move into life-giving patterns of loving others—and yourself—well.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
In his roles as an ER doctor, pastor, and consultant, Scott Vaudrey has helped thousands of people improve their relationships at work and at home. Today Scott is an executive coach, speaker, and trainer who lives with his wife, September, in southern California near their grown kids and their grandkids. For more information about Scott, see scottvaudrey.com.
Table of Contents
A Message for the Reader xi
Part I The Problem of Life
1 Problem 3
2 Solution 11
3 Accepting: When Bridge Building Is the Ideal Strategy 29
4 Protecting: When Boundary Setting Is the Ideal Strategy 51
Part II Finding Clarity
5 Don't Make Things Worse 81
6 What Do I Really Want? 101
7 Reality: What's Really Going On? 115
Part III Protecting: How to Set a Boundary
8 Before the Conversation 153
9 During the Conversation 173
10 After the Conversation 189
Part IV From Start to Finish
11 Case Study: Brad and Tony 201
12 Conclusion 245
About the Author 253