Sins of the Father

Sins of the Father by Anthony Vicino24100320

SPOILER (sort of) ALERT!

It is rare that a surprise ending is not given away (or at least hinted at) long before you reach the end of the story.

I did NOT see this one coming!  FANTASTIC!

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Manipulation

manipManipulation Manual 

Your Survival Guide for Outwitting Emotional Manipulators and Pathological Liars in your Relationships

by Ramit Gupta, Narrated by Harry Roger Williams, III

Although it felt like I was being read to by a game-show host, I found some useful information here.

This book includes strategies to free yourself from master manipulators and regain your sense of self.

We probably all have a dysfunctional relationship with “that one person” who seems to waste all of our time, energy, and resource if we allow them to.  It could be a friend, a lover, or even a family member subjecting you to emotional abuse and affecting your quality of life.

You may be vulnerable to manipulation if you feel the constant need to please other people at your own expense, avoid conflict at all costs, can’t ever say “no,” and are afraid to express any negative emotions for fear of rejection or abandonment.  Master manipulators can easily spot these weaknesses and exploit them, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless.

 

There are several types of manipulators described, but the bottom line is that you cannot change their behavior, only your own.  You must decide whether to remove yourself from the situation OR work on creating a new relationship dynamic.  Create your battle plan and take back your power.

 

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

Sociopath Exposed

sociopath-exposedSociopath Exposed: Your Ultimate Survival Guide to Dealing with Sociopaths at Work, in Relationships, and in Life

by Ramit GuptaNarrated by Kevin Theis

The word “sociopath” may bring to mind a scary movie villain, but the truth is you encounter more sociopaths in everyday life than you probably could even imagine.

This short guide explains how to identify a person with this anti-social personality disorder and how to distinguish between a sociopath and a narcissist.

It includes strategies on how to deal with these resource-sucking vampires whether in the workplace or in everyday relationships and how to protect yourself.

I wouldn’t necessarily consider it an “ultimate survival guide,” but it is definitely a good start, and the strategies described are extremely useful.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

Narcissism Exposed

narc.jpgNarcissism Exposed by Ramit Gupta

This short guide will help you determine whether you are dealing with a true narcissist (someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder) or someone who simply displays narcissistic tendencies.

I did not feel that the guide really gave a lot of useful information on how to deal with narcissists, in the short or long term.

I received this book through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.