The most lucid account of the patterns of problem drinkers ever set down in a book! Drawing on soundly tested theories of transactional behavior, Dr. Steiner describes the three distinct types of alcoholics -- Drunk and Proud, Lush and Wino -- and their games, scripts and rackets: Debtor... Kick... Cops and robbers... Plastic Woman... Captain Marvel...Ain't it awful... Schlemiel... Look how hard I've tried... and others. His approach is the single most useful tool for dealing with alcoholism since A.A. and the Twelve Steps, and offers the first real help -- and hope -- for problem drinkers and their families. From the Paperback edition.
The Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide has been helping people resolve alcoholic relationships since 2001, and is no ordinary alcoholic relationship book. It is a powerful and comprehensive resource that explains the dynamics of an alcoholic relationship from the perspective by people who have been though it successfully. It explains the why's and how's of your situation in an easy-to-understand-but-no-holds-barred style that will encourage you, comfort you, anger you, and then help you to resolve your difficult situation in the most healthy and beneficial way possible. The Alcoholic Relationship Survival Guide will teach you healthy and effective ways to respond to alcoholic dysfunction and verbal abuse. It will show you pitfalls to avoid and solutions that work, including how to set healthy boundaries and reinvent yourself into a "New You." After reading this book you will not only understand your situation much more clearly, but you will also know what steps to take next. This book applies to any form of substance abuse that is causing relationship problems.
The Philosophy of Wealth is a book that views lifes problems and decisions from a financial perspective. The author, Hal Koger, believes that its the way you approach life that determines if you will or will not achieve financial independence in your lifetime. He has presented his common-sense thinking in this appealing, easy-to-read book. This is not an exclusive philosophy of life, but it can augment your own personal philosophy, and offer thought provoking ways of dealing with the financial aspects of your life.
We yearn to be accepted and loved for who we really are. Unfortunately, we sabotage our efforts to develop successful relationships when we feel threatened. We play manipulative games with each other, protecting ourselves without realizing it. These subtle games are crippling our relationships. Let's Stop Playing Games addresses this issue with some serious fun, helping us: o expose our unhealthy games and why we play them; o enjoy humorous yet sad stories that show how these games work (or don't work) for us; o explore some game changers--practical, loving solutions to replace our games. In the end, we hope to be lovingly transformed in our relationships with our friends and family and even with God. We will be connected to each other, forming the authentic community we yearn for. What a great place to live!