Thank You For Being Such A Pain: Spiritual Guidance For Dealing With Difficult People by Mark RosenThank You For Being Such A Pain: Spiritual Guidance For Dealing With Difficult People by Mark Rosen

Thank You For Being Such A Pain: Spiritual Guidance For Dealing With Difficult People

byMark Rosen

Paperback | April 27, 1999

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With wisdom and humor, Thank You for Being Such a Pain offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and healing relationships with difficult people. By embracing four fundamental premises and putting into practice the author's many helpful and practical suggestions, you'll acquire the skills and insights necessary for turning around even the most troublesome relationship. What you need to keep in mind is that: (1) nothing in your life happens randomly and your difficulties have a deeper purpose; (2) frustration and even emotional pain are as necessary for your personal and spiritual growth as love and joy; (3) transforming enmity and completing unfinished business may be the most important skills you can learn in life; and (4) when you make an effort to work on your inner self, your outer relationships will be transformed.
This groundbreaking book draws upon state-of-the-art psychological principles and timeless spiritual practices from all traditions. Filled with enlightening exercises and entertaining stories, Thank You for Being Such a Pain will forever change the way you see the difficult people in your life . . . as well as the way you see yourself.
Mark I. Rosen, Ph.D., has been a teacher, management consultant, and workshop leader since 1980. He currently specializes in interpersonal conflict and communication. Rosen received his Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an adjunct professor at Bentley College in the Boston area. Recently, he ...
Title:Thank You For Being Such A Pain: Spiritual Guidance For Dealing With Difficult PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 0.8 inPublished:April 27, 1999Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0609804146

ISBN - 13:9780609804148

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Drawing on the lectures and exercises from his popular workshops, Dr. Mark Rosen demonstrates how to transform difficult co-workers, neighbours and family members and situations into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. He covers four premises: life’s seemingly random encounters are not so random; pain and suffering are integral to personal growth; learning to transform enmity is one of life’s most important lessons; and healing requires being attentive to the spiritual lessons life offers. Thank You for Being Such a Pain features instructive, practical and spiritual exercises designed to help readers turn difficult relationships into sources of personal growth.

Editorial Reviews

"This book will change your life. Rosen shows you how to perform a miracle and live so that difficult people stop weakening you and start making you stronger, better, and happier."
--Charles Foster, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Author of There's Something I Have to Tell You