Do you feel like you give too much attention to what others would want from you than you care for yourself? Do you always feel like you loose track of the things you do alone when you start hanging out with your family members or friends?
And I bet you would want to change that for good, right?
Well, the book I am about to review here has some pretty useful content on that and shares worthwhile advice that is going to help you a long way with this.
And this running on empty book review will be taking you through the gist of the book, more on the author, a sneak peek of the book, the best place to buy and my final thoughts on the book.
So, let’s roll our sleeves and get started with it. 🙂
Name: Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
Author: Christine Musello and Jonice Webb
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Pages: October 1, 2012
The Gist of the Book and More on the Author
This is a book that goes into the topic of the neglect folks get emotionally, from their childhood that goes on to affect the way they do things when they are mature adults.
It delves into the reasons why you will often find yourself wanting to put other people’s needs before your own and find it very normal even though you might be suffering inside.
The books explains where this aspect is gotten from when you are a child and how it takes shapes to become ingrained into your personality.
It also gives solutions on overcoming the effects of the neglect and understanding the proper way of balancing people’s needs and your own desires.
So if you are one the people who find themselves wanting to listen more to people than share their stories and ideas and do things for others more than you should be, chances are that you might be having the effects of the neglect, and you really need to get the book.
The book was written by two highly respected authors in psychology. They are Dr. Jonice Webb and Dr. Christine Musello.
Starting with Dr. Jonice Webb, she is a well known author and psychologist who has been in the field for about 2 and a half decades now. She has published other books on bettering yourself like Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents and Your Children.
She seems to have been studying people’s lives and how they suffer, and has tried to come up with solutions which she has shared in her books to try to solve them, and I have to say that they are converting very well.
So she is someone whose advice you want to pay keen attention to and put into practice.
The other author is Dr. Christine Musello who has made a name for herself in clinical psychology for young adults and teens. She is known to help people deal with depression, moods, trauma and other psychological aspects.
She has worked with veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq and her offices are in Massachusetts.
With the combination of the experience and knowledge of these two experts, you can be sure to get something insightful and interesting from the book.
A Sneak Peek at The Book
I would love to give some you inside look into the book so don’t tell the authors when you happen to meet them for book signing, okay? 🙂
Cool, let’s do it.
The author has gone into listing some of the character traits emotionally neglected people have and which you can relate them with.
Some of the traits include being very good listeners, barely speaking a thing about themselves, wanting to please people at their own expense and giving in to anything they are asked.
But, do note that some of the traits can be seen in people who are loving and understanding who have not been neglected. So I would advise you to get the whole list of the traits from the book.
But ideally, if you or some other person you know is more into wanting to do all things that other people ask all the time, there are high chances they have this issue of emotional neglect.
The author has also gone into explaining how the emotional neglect started as a kid, how it developed through the years and how it is manifesting in the way you behave when you are alone as well as when you are around people.
I recommend you read this part with a lot of attention as it shares the most essential aspects of this issue. It will help you understand this neglect very well and will answer some or all of the questions you have been having about the issue, based on how much you pay attention to it.
The authors also share very effective ways in how to overcome the neglect and how to live a more fulfilled life without worries about others.
There are also exercises to help you towards freeing yourself and being able to live happily and more peacefully. I have to say that this book is comprehensive as far as the topic of childhood emotional neglect is concerned.
Best Place to Buy The Book
The place I always recommend buying the book is from www.amazon.com as the store has become pretty reputable through the years due to their great services. Actually, this is my personal favourite store because of the great recommendations they offer when you buy something especially books.
The recommendations go a long way in helping you get the things you were looking in their entirety. There are also summaries for books that help you get an easy to way read a book effectively and get the main points faster as well as for future reference.
My Personal Thoughts on the Book
In my opinion, I find the book to have done a good job in talking about emotional neglect from childhood as best as it can be explained. It has given the traits to look out for to help you determine if you or someone you know has suffered from this condition and how to overcome it.
My favorite part of the book is where the whole concept has been explained. That is, how someone starts soaking in the neglect and how they get to manifest the effects of it later on in their lives.
If you are interested to know how someone’s childhood grows to become a huge deal when they are adults, this book is going to give you a handful on that.
Other than that, the book is a really great read and is something I encourage you to get and take the lessons and solutions very seriously if you want to see a change in your life.
And that is pretty much about the book.
I hope I have helped you well enough when it comes to knowing the book on running on empty.
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