Stop Feeling Powerless and Start Taking Action
Peace-at-any-price people are polite, generous, passive beings who —
Value peace above all else
Try to avoid arguments, disagreements and fights
Have a history of childhood abuse, abandonment or neglect
Put other people’s wants and needs ahead of their own
Silently dislike aggressive people
Do not like to ask for what they want
Attract aggressive partners
Stuff their feelings
Avoid making decisions that affect others (i.e., choose movies, restaurants, etc.)
But walking on eggshells, giving in and swallowing feelings do not give them the peace they so desperately crave. Instead, they lead chaotic, hectic, hellish lives. Their eager-to-please personalities are the underlying cause of their need to under or over eat, to abuse alcohol and drugs, and to find other ways to run from life.
Deborah Day Poor, a counselor and former peace-at-any-price person, describes how she found the root of her placating personality in her family tree, tied to a crime committed against her great grandmother — a crime that affected five generations. She reveals her own experiences and acquired strengths, as well as those of others who have successfully overcome the “please disease.” They candidly and courageously share their painful pasts, what they did to mend their wounded hearts, and how they finally found true inner peace.
About the Author, Deborah Day Poor, LCSW--
Deborah Day Poor, LCSW, graduated magnum cum laude from the University of South Florida and obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Tampa Bay Association of Women Psychotherapists., and she currently works as a licensed psychotherapist in Lakeland, Florida. Ms. Poor has worked in addiction and eating disorder treatment centers as a primary therapist and as a clinical director. She has specialized in teaching parenting skills and treating addictions, eating disorders, and relationship dependency.
- Categoría BISAC SEL008000
- Formato Epub 2
- Idioma Inglés
- Año 2014