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When Friendship Hurts - YAGER JAN

When Friendship Hurts


Paperback Published: 9th July 2002
ISBN: 9780743211451
Number Of Pages: 256

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We've all had friendships that have gone bad. Whether it takes the form of a simple yet inexplicable estrangement or a devastating betrayal, a failed friendship can make your life miserable, threaten your success at work or school, and even undermine your romantic relationships.

Finally there is help. In "When Friendship Hurts, " Jan Yager, recognized internationally as a leading expert on friendship, explores what causes friendships to falter and explains how to mend them -- or end them. In this straightforward, illuminating book filled with dozens of quizzes and real-life examples, Yager covers all the bases, including:

The twenty-one types of negative friends -- a rogues' gallery featuring such familiar types as the Blood-sucker, the Fault-finder, the Promise Breaker, and the Copycat

How to recognize destructive friends as well as how to find ideal ones

The e-mail effect -- how electronic communication has changed friendships for both the better and the worse

The misuse of friendship at work -- how to deal with a co-worker's lies, deceit, or attempts at revenge

How to stop obsessing about a failed friendship

And much more

The first highly prescriptive book to focus on the complexities of friendship, "When Friendship Hurts" demonstrates how, why, and when to let go of bad friends and how to develop the positive friendships that enrich our lives on every level. For everyone who has ever wondered about friends who betray, hurt, or reject them, this authoritative book provides invaluable insights and advice to resolve the problem once and for all.

About the Author

Jan Yager, Ph.D., is a sociologist and the author of Friendshifts®: The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives. Recognized as the number one expert on friendship in the country, she has been seen and heard on Oprah, The View, The O'Reilly Factor, and NPR, as well as on numerous other national television and radio programs. She lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Introduction: When Friendship Turns Unfriendlyp. 1
Friendship: The Basics
What Is a Friend?p. 11
Detecting Harmful People Before They're Friendsp. 30
Why Do Friends Hurt Friends?
What's Really Going On?p. 61
It's All in the Familyp. 101
Can This Friendship Be Saved?p. 113
When and How to End Itp. 127
Business, Work, and Friends
Friendship at Work: Are the Rules Different?p. 141
Breaking the Pattern
Finding Good Friendsp. 157
Where to Go from Herep. 176
Notesp. 185
Selected Bibliographyp. 193
Resourcesp. 205
Indexp. 210
Reading Group Guide for When Friendship Hurtsp. 219
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ISBN: 9780743211451
ISBN-10: 0743211456
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th July 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23