With wisdom and humor, Thank You for Being Such a Pain offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and healing relationships with difficult people. By embracing four fundamental premises and putting into practice the author's many helpful and practical suggestions, you'll acquire the skills and insights necessary for turning around even the most troublesome relationship. What you need to keep in mind is that: (1) nothing in your life happens randomly and your difficulties have a deeper purpose; (2) frustration and even emotional pain are as necessary for your personal and spiritual growth as love and joy; (3) transforming enmity and completing unfinished business may be the most important skills you can learn in life; and (4) when you make an effort to work on your inner self, your outer relationships will be transformed.
This groundbreaking book draws upon state-of-the-art psychological principles and timeless spiritual practices from all traditions. Filled with enlightening exercises and entertaining stories, Thank You for Being Such a Pain will forever change the way you see the difficult people in your life . . . as well as the way you see yourself.
About Mark Rosen
Mark I. Rosen, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of management at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more than five years, Rosen has taught the popular workshops "The Mystic and the Manager," "Working with Difficult People," and "Thank You for Being Such a Pain." He has also been the program director for the Jewish Healing Center of New England. Rosen has served as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and businesses since 1980 and is the founder of WorkWisdom, a management consulting practice.
"This book will change your life. Rosen shows you how to perform a miracle and live so that difficult people stop weakening you and start making you stronger, better, and happier." --Charles Foster, Ph.D., Psychotherapist and Author of There's Something I Have to Tell You
Thank You for Being Such a Pain by Mark I. Rosen, Ph.D.