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Review – Break Through

Relationships, we all have them and we all have difficult ones. No matter who you are, no matter how adaptable you are, I’m sure there is at least one relationship in your life which is difficult. I recently had the opportunity to review a new book by Dr. Tim Clinton called “Break-Through – When to Give In, How To Push Back“. While there are so many books written to help with relationships, “Break Through” is a guide book for those difficult ones in your life. Here’s a brief description about the book:

“Well, I guess he does have a good side.”… “You know, it’s probably my own fault.” … “I need to cut him some slack, because he’s had a rough life.” It’s easy to get stuck in painful, even destructive relationships – caving in to a spouse’s addictions and consequent abuses, ignoring a live-at-home son’s inconsiderate behavior, or putting up with a supervisor’s manipulation or even harassment. We excuse them again and again, and then kick ourselves for not setting respectful boundaries. Break-Through has a self-test to help readers get back in control and is filled with useful tools to help them make big changes in their life. This important book will show readers when to give in, but also when to push back for a happier, more stable life.

Not to steal a line from Kenny Rogers, but when it comes to difficult relationships, it’s tough to know “when to walk away and when to run”. It’s tough to know when to fight to make it right and just how long to allow the relationship to be a source of pain and stress. In “Break Through” you will learn exactly how to navigate these kinds of important times. Dr. Tim Clinton does a strong job of helping the reader learn how to see how important each relationship can be.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, “Break Through” is a book worth reading. You will find value in understanding how to deal with those difficult relationships in your life and strengthen those which are healthy. While not the kind of book I typically review, I would recommend it if you are searching for help in any relationship.

I give “Break-Through” a 3 out of 5

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1 Comment

  1. I found this book to be very helpful, if only to help me recognize patterns in my own life, and in the lives of people I’m trying to minister to. A key theme in this book is overcoming relational enmeshment–when we’re tangled up in someone else in an unhealthy way. Here’s a link to an article on that topic, based on insights from the book: http://www.scribd.com/4granted/d/96868738-Break-Free-of-Relational-Enmeshment

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