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Overwhelmed: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs / Edition 2

Overwhelmed: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs / Edition 2

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Overwhelmed helps people make sense out of the transitions they face in every day life. This book is based on years of research-studies of people moving, adults returning to school, people whose jobs were eliminated, retirment, non-events like not having a baby, not getting promoted. These studies resulted in the development of a generic framework for understanding any type of transition. Based on this research, Overwhelmed presents a step-by-step approach to turning overwhelming transitions into challenging experiences. By systemically sizing up transitions and one's resources for dealing with them, people can learn how to build on their strengths, cut their losses, and even grow in the process.

Editorial Reviews

Carol Tavris

Nancy Schlossberg's warm, practical, and constructive approach will help anyone feeling overwhelmed (as all of us occasionally are) by events we hoped for, by disasters we hoped to avoid, or by "sleeper" changes we didn't anticipate.

Bernard S. Arons

Nancy Schlossberg's Overwhelmed: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs is a combination self-help book and personal improvement tool-kit. Professor Schlossberg tells great stories—stories that teach and guide us to move from "overwhelmed" to "in control" as we face life's vicissitudes. What more could one ask for?

Gerard I. Nierenberg

Schlossberg comes to the subject with great professional competence and experience and presents readers with much-needed solutions.

Rev. Msgr. George G. Higgins

For better or worse, Americans are among the most mobile people in recorded history. Almost willy-nilly, they change their places of residence, occupations, schools, life styles, etc., at a dizzying pace. For those of us-and our name is legion-who at times feel overwhelmed by these unexpected and, more often than not, extremely painful disruptions in our hectic lives, Schlossberg's study of people in transition is just what the doctor ordered. She is a scholar in the best sense of the word, but wears her scholarship lightly, and her study is suffused with an appealing note of personal warmth and empathy too often lacking in works of this kind. I found her book instructive and personally very helpful, and I am pleased to recommend it enthusiatically.

Ann McLaughlin

For the overwhelmed woman, time given to reading Overwhelmed will be well spent. The author has a rare gift: insight combined with clear, crisp writing. Her prescription for coping is mature, sympathetic, and-best of all-realistic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590771266
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 967,557
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.68(d)

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