'For all that we've learned about relationships, making them work is still a ,daily struggle for most of us. This friendly, down-to-earth guide shows how to put what we know into practice-and how to relate successfully to family, friends, and acquaintances.
In one brief essay after another, renowned psychotherapist and analyst Erik Blumenthal sets out simple, straightforward principles to live by: "Do not compare yourself," "Distinguish between the doer and the deed," "Don't' expect a reward for good deeds," for example.
He illustrates each point with true-to-life examples that bring the prin¬ciples behind effective relationships into the realm of every reader's experience. - Practical, companionable, and easy to use (whether read all at once or dipped into as needed), this helpful guide can change the way we understand and conduct our relationships-and our lives.
Erik Blumenthal, author of Hazelden's The Way to Inner Freedom: A Practical Guide to Personal Development, has written numerous books on child-rearing, marriage, and aging. A resident of Zurich, Switzerland, he is a regular lecturer at the Alfred Adler Institute in Zurich ': and has served as president of the Swiss Society for Individual Psychology and as director of the International Committee for Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes.