A revised edition of the best-selling solution-oriented guide to identifying and healing over-involvement or "entanglement" in relationships
Anyone who has struggled with balancing his or her own needs and desires with those of another person will benefit from Nancy Johnston's sensible, easy-to-follow method for changing the course of relationships. Disentangle combines psychoeducation, personal anecdotes, clinical case vignettes, and skills-building exercises.
Johnston describes how to turn this cycle around with self-assessments and experiential exercises designed to address essential aspects of self-awareness, distortions in thinking, communication style and tools, and spirituality. Disentangling is the process of creating enough emotional space between oneself and the other person in order to better see the reality of the relationship and make healthier conscious decisions about it.
Too many of us have been raised in a manner that, due to not developing a strong sense of self, we lose ourselves seeking our value and worth, and even our identity, in relationship with others. Nancy Johnston does a beautiful job of helping the reader to both understand and be compassionate toward our self-defeating behaviors that reinforce this while offering a path toward building and claiming our self.—Claudia Black, PhD, author of Unspoken Legacy: Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family
This new edition of Disentangle reflects Nancy Johnston's years as a practicing counselor and a student of human interactions. Her writing is clear, concise, and compassionate, making her insights and directives easy to follow.—Lisa Tracy, author of Objects of Our Affection
Nancy Johnston brings the voice of her recovering self to her book, Disentangle. Her book is rooted in evidence-based practices and practical skills, and she perfectly balances them with spirituality, self-disclosure, and client stories. This book has been a real asset to my recovery and the recovery of my clients.—Margaret Cress, LMFT