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Default  Posted: 8:08 AM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've had issues reading books and need to get advice somehow. Can anybody suggest what I should be looking for. Something that will help an emotionally immature that hates conflicts to open up more. There must be something out there.

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Default  Posted: 8:25 AM, July 8th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

emotionally immature that hates conflicts

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Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, July 10th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

As a standard, I definitely recommend a good book on boundaries... "Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No..." by Cloud and Townsend is a really good one. Within conflict there are often boundary issues - everything from the cause of the conflict to how you address it respectfully - and having a clear idea of boundaries in mind can really help.

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