Do you feel confused, frustrated, angry, defeated or full of anxiety in your conversations with someone? Do you live with social anxiety or are you an avoider of confrontation? Do you sweat, have a sore stomach, feel nauseous, and try to avoid confrontation (or worse, seek it out and demolish another person) in your conversations with partners, bosses, co-workers, family members, friends and even complete strangers? Is people pleasing your go to thing to do to avoid feeling unhappy or like you are a complete failure in life? The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans is my favourite book to read and recommend to anyone suffering with any of these issues. Evans writes in a very simple, straightforward style, making it an easy read on a very difficult topic. She explains how you got this way (so the crazy monkeys in your brain will stop chattering away at you) and what to do about it (in a language you can actually understand, no psycho babble). You will be able to identify and destroy your anxiety issues so you can communicate with others in a clear, emotionally intelligent way and set healthy boundaries for yourself and everyone you share your day with. This is a must read to manage this experience we all call being a human. You’re welcome!