F*ck feelings : one shrink's practical advice for managing all life's impossible problems / Michael Bennett, MD, and Sarah Bennet.
- Other Title:
- Fuck feelings
- New York : Simon & Schuster, 
xi, 370 pages ; 22 cm
- Problem solving.
SELF-HELP -- Personal Growth -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Interpersonal Relations.
SELF-HELP -- General.
- "The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to managing all of life's impossible problems. Need to stop screwing up? Feel like you're under a loser's curse? Work with an ass? Want to clear your name or get justice, rescue an addicted person, get closure after childhood abuse, get a lover to commit, not ruin your kid? Although other self-help books claim to reveal the path to happiness, F*ck Feelings warns that convincing yourself that there is such a path will actually lead you to feel like a true failure. What the Bennetts can promise you is that you can manage any situation life throws at you if you can keep your sense of humor, bend your wishes to fit reality, restrain your feelings, manage bad behavior, and do what you think is right. Life is hard. It's not fair. Our feelings cloud our rationality, and we become tangled in our efforts to achieve the impossible or change the unchangeable. In this groundbreaking, entirely sensible, and funny book, the Bennetts open the shrinks' secret solution manual and show you how to find a new kind of freedom by working toward realistic goals and doing the best with what you can control. They address the most common problems Dr. Bennett's patients bring to his private practice--problems with family, love, work, self-esteem, garden variety assholes, and more--and give you a script for going forward. With no-bullshit advice from a Harvard-educated shrink freed of all jargon and patronization by his smart-ass, comedy writer daughter, F*ck Feelings is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for"-- Provided by publisher.
"The only self-help book you'll ever need, from a psychiatrist who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can't change, and do the best with what you can control--the first steps to solving all of life's impossible problems"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction: What's your goal?
Fuck self-improvement. Taking back the reins of your life (after a stampede) ; Getting to the root of your problem and tearing it out ; Becoming a more positive person ; Stop fucking up ; Curing yourself of addiction
Fuck self-esteem. Fighting the loser's curse ; Unleashing the power of persuasion ; Standing up to bullies ; Overcoming the stigma of disability ; Saving your kid's self-esteem
Fuck fairness. Defending your right to live in safety ; Getting closure after childhood abuse ; Getting a square deal ; Clearing your name ; Getting justice and/or closure
Fuck helpfulness. Easing others' sorrow ; Rescuing the addicted ; Protecting victims of injustice ; Brokering peace at home ; Raising the downtrodden
Fuck serenity. Stop hating the ones you love ; Accepting the inescapably annoying ; Facing fear ; Healing heartache ; Accepting enmity
Fuck love. Finding someone ; Getting to commitment ; Changing for love ; Enjoying healthy sex ; Salvaging lost love
Fuck communication. Nurturing closeness ; Airing trauma ; Venting anger ; Life-changing conversation
Fuck parenthood. Not ruining your baby ; Stopping constant parent/child conflict ; Raising a jerk ; Living with a learning disability ; Rebuilding divorce-damaged parenting
Fuck assholes. Fucked by your nearest and dearest asshole ; My parent, the asshole ; Rising up from an asshole takedown ; Saving assholes from their shit ; Living and working with inescapable assholes
Fuck treatment. Getting treatment ; Getting your fill of treatment ; Getting treatment for the unwilling
Afterword: Well, fuck me.
- In the title, the [u] is represented by an asterick.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Bennet, Sarah, author.
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