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Boundary Issues: Using Boundary Intelligence to Get the Intimacy You Want and the Independence You Need in Life, Love, and Work
by Jane Adams
"Jane Adams gets at the heart of human relationships by illuminating the boundaries that create and sustain them. Taking on a subject that everyone talks about but few people really understand, she breaks new psychological ground in this accessible, empathetic, and original book that offers concrete assistance and wise counsel to all who struggle with the central dilemma o ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published October 1st 2005)
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This book had one major drawback; the author's experience suggested that it is primarily women who have the type of boundary issues that would make them buy this book, so she wrote it totally with women in mind and addressed to women. There's only a half-hearted nod to men with boundary issues in the first chapter. Otherwise, her description of how boundaries function and the types of problems people develop with boundaries and how those problems play out in people's lives is quite adroit.
This book was my introduction to boundary issues and it was lacking in the introductory department. There was no overview of the concept; it just dove right in, so it took three chapters, and the re-reading of those three chapters, to catch on. I liked the interactive quiz, thereby personalizing the concepts. And I did finish the book more knowledgeable about the topic than when I started, though I still want to read the text for 'boundaries 101'.
Jane Adams, PhD (Seattle, WA, and New York, NY), has been writing and reporting on personal and professional issues in the lives of women for nearly three decades. A speaker, social psychologist, and personal coach, she is a frequent media commentator who has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, NPR, and CNN.More about Jane Adams...