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Since Strangling Isn't an Option

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  7 reviews
For those who feel like they are expending too much energy either engaging in conflict or desperately trying to avoid it, this refreshing, realistic guide provides accessible solutions. Readers will learn why dealing with a difficult person doesn?t have to ruin their day, the habits that cause conflict, and the techniques that can turn things around. It also gives readers ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 15th 1999 by Perigee Trade
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Sandra Crowe's book can serve as a helpful tool for anyone seeking to better her /his working relationships with others. The book also offers help for those who hope to reduce the stress of dealing with people, in general.

Crowe has provided some valuable tips for dealing with difficult people. One of the best features of the book lies in the author's ability to subtly insinuate that YOU might be part of the problem (i.e., the "difficult one") in a given interpersonal relationship, and that YOU,
I'm angry.
I'd actually give this one 3.5 stars or 7 out of 10.
This is a well-written self-help book for anyone who is interested in practical suggestions for dealing with the inevitable Pain-in-the-Keister people we encounter.
A lot of Crowe's ideas are things that those of us who read self-help books have heard before, but it is always helpful to be reminded since improving our communication skills and relationships is an ongoing process. I particularly liked the fact that Crowe has clearly studied Budd
The information in this book isn't *bad*, it's just not very deep, and the examples aren't very interesting or fun to read. The advice centers around self-focus and changing oneself and one's emotions as opposed to trying to get 'difficult' people to change. Overall I found it quite dull reading and had to force myself to finish it. Harriet Lerner writes about similar topics (The Dance of Anger, etc.), but the writing is more engaging and I took away so much more than I did from this book. I fou ...more
I really wish I had read this sooner! Interesting new perspectives on how to take control of your own reactions for those who have ever dealt with a frustrating person.
Tara Choate
In spite of the title, some really good strategies. I'm going to photocopy some of them...
Lame- basically tells you to suck it up and let difficult people walk all over you.
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