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Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life: Setting Boundaries on Unhealthy Relationships

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Some of the most difficult people to deal with are those who fail to take responsibility for their lives and who wreak havoc in their relationships. Author and relationship doctor David Hawkins offers help for those caught unavoidably in the craziness of a disordered person's life. With clear explanations, examples, and real life solutions, Hawkins shows readers

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Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Harvest House Publishers
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Lauren Hunter
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this book years ago to help me with my difficult family relationships. It was extremely helpful then and remains a book I frequent to remind me of how to handle tricky situations. Thanks, David, for writing such a valuable text on dealing with difficult and challenging relationships.
Kate
Too much Christianity.
Rose Miller
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s healthful in dealing with Crazymakers in this world (personality disorders) and how not to let those people drain you as well recognizing if you have crazy-making tendencies yourself.
Fullfaun Faun
returned to library at page 130. haven't finished it yet. ...more
Mickey Nance
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

Wonderful read and very informative. It brought a lot of peace to me knowing I have the power to make changes.
Christopher Hawkins
First, no relation to the author. :)

Second, great value for the effort of reading it. It's been a huge aid in recovering from co-dependent habits and mindset.
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Karen
Apr 13, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pop-psyche
A book that defines and classifies a variety of "crazymakers" with supporting anecdotes and applicable biblical references. I enjoyed seeing some of these profiles come into focus as Hawkins describes egotists, victims, sufferers, control freaks and borderlines. He charges readers to speak the truth, life the truth and guard their personal boundaries from those who will not accept responsibility for their actions but will tap you dry of time, energy and other resources. Good, clear advice. ...more
Catherine
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even if you think you've never been in an unhealthy relationship, read this book. It gives you the tools to recognize people that devalue you while claiming to care for you (and they may really care for you!). ...more
Rachel B
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like most people, I have a crazymaker (or three) in my life. She's been driving me up a wall and I can't get away, so it was really good to read this book and discover 1) I'm actually NOT insane, and 2) how to love her regardless of how she treats me while still setting boundaries. ...more
Elisa
Jul 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this before. It's really helpful to show you how to put people's habits into perspective. Why they do the things they do. (Tony- this is the book I recommended to you at lunch last week, bro.) ...more
Janice Forbes
I found this book helpful. I recommend it for anyone experiencing boundary issues.
Miranda
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the almanac to help you categorize crazies in your life! Every page kept me in check its not me and what role I can play to shut it down & not keep it going
Brian
Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book on how people are wired and how they can disrupt your life.
Lisa
Sep 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got some really important information and useful tips from this book.
Deanna
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had some amazing points and insight, but it was too all-over-the-place for me. Constantly going back and forth between different people's stories, I couldn't keep up. ...more
Carolyn
Sep 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Insightful. The last chapter has practical steps along with what it may "cost" you in dealing with the crazymaker(s). ...more
Heather
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I can see how the author wants to be helpful but has clearly never experienced a toxic relationship personally. This book had a couple of little nuggets but wasn't worth the time I spent reading it. ...more
Zoe
Advice how to deal with control freaks and crazy makers in your life.
Christy
Jan 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Too much religion
Judy
I wish I had these concepts so much earlier in my life. This is a book I am talking about because it has impacted my life very strongly.
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Dr. David Hawkins is a Christian Clinical Psychologist who is a speaker for the American Association of Christian Counselors and has been writing an Advice Column for Crosswalk.com and CBN.org for several years and is now writing for Believe.com. He is a weekly guest on Moody Radio and Faith Radio and is the author of over thirty books. He is happily married to Christie, an
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