Saturday, July 21, 2007

Who's Pulling Your Strings?

Who's Pulling Your Strings?

by Harriet Braiker

ISBN: 0071446729
ISBN-13: 9780071446723

From the Publisher

In Who's Pulling Your Strings?, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, New York Times bestselling author of The Disease to Please, explains how depression, low self-esteem, anger, and feelings of helplessness can be caused by relationships with manipulative people. She exposes the most common methods of manipulators, and with the help of selfassessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, she helps you recognize and end the manipulative cycle for good.

From the Back Cover

Millions of people, both men and women, can become involved in relationships with manipulators--people who control through emotional manipulation, insults, and mind games. These "toxic" relationships erode self-esteem and make life miserable for the victim. Whether the manipulator is a relative, a spouse or romantic partner, a boss, coworker, or subordinate, or even a trusted friend or advisor, Dr. Harriet B. Braiker, bestselling author of The Disease to Please, shows you how to break this damaging cycle for good.

Who's Pulling Your Strings? will help you end a current destructive relationship, understand how it occurred--and prevent you from ever getting involved in a manipulative relationship again. Using revealing self-assessment quizzes, action plans, and how-to exercises, Dr. Braiker empowers you to:

* Recognize the signs of a manipulative relationship
* Spot manipulators and their typical ways of operating
* Assess your own vulnerability to manipulation
* Identify the 7 main "Head Games" manipulators play
* Utilize effective resistance tactics against manipulator's efforts
* Transform yourself from a "soft" to a "hardened" target
* Extricate yourself from manipulative relationships that do not change
* Protect yourself from falling prey to manipulators' control in the future
* Stop others from pulling your strings once and for all

With insight, compassionate advice, and self-affirming strategies, Dr. Braiker helps you end any manipulative relationship and regain control of your life--starting right now.