Dealing with Relatives (Even When You Can't Stand Them): Bringing Out the Best in Families at Their Worst

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From the bestselling authors of "Dealing with People You Can't Stand" comes this follow-up volume: a humorous guide to coping with those relatives you often get thrown together with but can't stand to be around. Whether it's the sister who's a martyr, the uncle who's a complainer, the mother-in-law who's a nag, or the cousin who's a grandstander, Dr Rick and Dr Rick offer expert advice on how to deal with every kind of behaviour or situation that may arise. The book is divided into three parts. Part One - "Basic Training" - lays out the skills that are required to be successful with relatives. One section, for example, covers "The Art of the Apology". Part Two - "Types of Behaviour" - describes the types we all recognize in our families, such as the whiny brother, the manipulative stepmother and so on. Part Three - "Tough Situations" - covers how to handle any situation that might occur, such as the brother-in-law who gets drunk on every holiday, the sister-in-law who makes cutting comments at every opportunity and suchlike.

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There's No Place Like Home!

Do any of these characters sound familiar?


-The Mystery
-The General
-The Rebel
-The VIP
-The Meddler
-The Pleaser
-The Judge
-The Martyr

Whoever they may be in your family mother or father, sister or brother, aunt, uncle, or in-law you'll find them analyzed here in Dealing with Relatives. Written in an informative yet entertaining style, the book is filled with insights, anecdotes, stories, and cartoons to help you find out not only what's behind your relatives' difficult behavior, but also how to respond effectively.

This book will help you cope with uncomfortable feelings, irritating personalities, and even explosive situations. You'll learn how to prepare for family gatherings, avoid conflict when relatives trigger strong emotions, and how to free yourself from feelings of obligation and resentment. With the strategies in this book, you be able to say what's on your mind in firm (but non-threatening) language, and stand up to your relatives (even if you can't stand them)!

About the Author:

Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner are naturopathic physicians, professional speakers and trainers who perform over 150 programs a year all over the world. They are co-authors of the bestselling Dealing with People You Can't Stand and numerous other bestselling and award-winning audio and video programs.

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