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Life Management

If your life suddenly turns upside down, you need some outside advice – even if it’s just to help you analyze your own views. These summaries provide some trustworthy guidance.

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How the Worst Moments in Our Life Make Us Who We Are
Video

Andrew Solomon

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

(9)

The One Thing
Book
 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Bard Press, 2013

(8)

Focus
Book
 

Daniel Goleman

Harper, 2013

(8)

How to Make Hard Choices
Video

Ruth Chang

TED Conferences LLC, 2014

(8)

The Last Lecture
Book
 

Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

Hyperion, 2008

(10)

The Greatest Salesman in the World
Book
 

Og Mandino

Bantam, 1983

(7)

Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work
Video

Sandra Aamodt

TED Conferences LLC, 2013

(8)

Finding Your Element
Book
 

Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Viking Press, 2013

(7)

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
Book
 

Robert M. Sapolsky

Henry Holt, 2004

(10)

Welcome to the Real World
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Lauren Berger

HarperBusiness, 2014

(8)

The Instant Survivor
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Jim Moorhead

Greenleaf Book Group, 2012

(8)

The Plateau Effect
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Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson

Dutton, 2013

(7)

The Mature Mind
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Gene Cohen

Basic Books, 2007

(8)

Crucial Confrontations
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Kerry Patterson et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2004

(9)

Sometimes You Win – Sometimes You Learn
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John C. Maxwell

Center Street, 2013

(7)

Think Excellence
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Chaim Y. Botwinick

Brown Books, 2011

(8)

Secrets of Power Problem Solving
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Roger Dawson

Career Press, 2011

(7)

The Distraction Addiction
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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Little, Brown, 2013

(8)

The Inside-Out Effect
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Behnam Tabrizi and Michael Terrell

Evolve Publishing, 2013

(6)

Difficult Conversations
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Douglas Stone et al.

Penguin, 2000

(9)

Embrace the Chaos
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Bob Miglani

Berrett-Koehler, 2013

(7)

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Life Management

Those who are blessed in life often enjoy extended periods – weeks and sometimes months – when everything is running smoothly and happiness prevails. Yet it only takes one crisis, mishap or unforeseen circumstance to send things spinning out of control. Life management, relatively easy during the good times, becomes a bigger challenge when you hit a bump in the road.

In our Life Management section, you’ll find an assortment of summaries that address some of the most significant – and often traumatic – events in life. If you’re struggling with relationship issues, getAbstract can offer guidance. Our seasoned writers expertly distill the key points from the most popular books, meaning you only need to invest around 10 minutes to read a summary. And since we are constantly adding new summaries to the thousands of titles we already have, your knowledge base will continually expand.

Rough Going

Psychologists say that divorce is among the top five most traumatic events in a person’s life. Our Life Management category includes a number of summaries that explain how to deal with the emotional fallout of a divorce and why you have reason to be optimistic about the future. Our summaries also cover depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery from physical, mental and sexual abuse. The bottom line is that getAbstract can help you make sense of your situation and offer ways to restore equilibrium and hope to your life.