Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life

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Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life

Format:  Hardcover,

320 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Sep 2008

ISBN-13: 9780743264952

ISBN-10: 0743264959

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What if you could see around the corners of your life? Wouldn't it help to know what the most challenging days of your life would be like BEFORE they hit?
There are certain days in life that stand out because they are among the toughest that you or someone you love will experience. Your quality of life and your experience on the journey through this world are a function of how you handle these days when they arrive. Will you be ready? Will you be strong? Will you survive and be better for it, or will you cave?
In "Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life," bestselling author and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw is here to help you prepare to confront what he believes are the seven most common critical days that you or a loved one are likely to face. This book helps make it possible for you to be there for yourself or to be the calm in the middle of the storm for someone you love when any of these difficult days arrive.
Loss -- the day that you or someone you love has their heart shattered by death, divorce, or losing something of great value. Fear -- the day that you realize you have lived your life as a sellout and that every choice you have made up until this point was dictated by other people's expectations, not based on your own goals and desires. Adaptability Breakdown -- the day that the pressures of balancing your responsibilities and needs, along with life's demands, have become way too overwhelming, and you realize that you are in way over your head. Physical Health -- the day that your body or that of someone you love breaks down because of illness, trauma, or disease. Mental Health -- the day that the mind breaks down and betrays you or someone you love. Addiction -- the day that addiction takes over, and you or your loved one look a powerful destroyer in the face and realize that you are not in control. Existential Crisis -- the day that you or someone you love lose the purpose, compass, and connection to meaning in life and have no answer to the question "Why?"
Encountering these days can feel like hitting a brick wall. But while they will change your life, they do not have to ruin it. Dr. Phil's step-by-step plan for getting through the worst days is designed to help you feel prepared when it really matters -- in the midst of a crisis. Dr. Phil provides wisdom and resources that will guide you toward a solution that is right for you, showing you how to minimize disruption and maximize the recovery.
This book is not just about giving you a crisis-mode plan. It will also show you how to change your life now, before you get into a crisis, so that you are not behind the power curve when any of the seven days hit. You will be able to be a leader to someone you love during their crisis because you will know what to do. Dr. Phil says there are no exceptions: with the right attitude and the right information, every challenging day can be turned into a valuable life experience.

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Author:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Sep 2008
ISBN-13: 9780743264952
ISBN-10: 0743264959
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.39
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.6 x 1.11 x 9.52

About the author

Biography of McGraw, Phillip C.

Phillip C. McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, on September 1, 1950. In 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, but he later transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas.

McGraw has had twenty-five years of experience in psychology and human functioning. He was also The Oprah Winfrey Show's resident expert on human behavior, as well as a three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Dr. Phil's books include, Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside-Out; and Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World.

His books have been published in 27 languages with over 5 million copies in print. Dr. Phil also provides strategic guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. He is a successful public speaker, has published numerous scholarly articles, as a professional psychologist, and has practiced in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine.

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Prep Talkp. 1
Attitude of Approachp. 15
Stress: The Days Between the Peaks and the Valleysp. 35
Loss: The Day Your Heart Is Shatteredp. 57
Fear: The Day You Realize You Have Lived Your Life as a Selloutp. 91
Adaptability Breakdown: The Day You Realize You Are in Way over Your Headp. 121
Health: The Day the Body Breaks Downp. 147
Mental Health: The Day the Mind Breaks Downp. 177
Addiction: The Day Addiction Takes Overp. 215
Existential Crisis: The Day You Have Lost Your Purpose and Have No Answer to the Question "Why?p. 239
The Next Stepp. 263
Appendix Ap. 275
Appendix Bp. 277
Appendix Cp. 281
Notesp. 285
Resource Guidep. 291

Book description

What if you could see around the corners of your life? Wouldn't it help to know what the most challenging days of your life would be like BEFORE they hit?

There are certain days in life that stand out because they are among the toughest that you or someone you love will experience. Your quality of life and your experience on the journey through this world are a function of how you handle these days when they arrive. Will you be ready? Will you be strong? Will you survive and be better for it, or will you cave?

In Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life, bestselling author and talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw is here to help you prepare to confront what he believes are the seven most common critical days that you or a loved one are likely to face. This book helps make it possible for you to be there for yourself or to be the calm in the middle of the storm for someone you love when any of these difficult days arrive.

  • Loss -- the day that you or someone you love has their heart shattered by death, divorce, or losing something of great value.
  • Fear -- the day that you realize you have lived your life as a sellout and that every choice you have made up until this point was dictated by other people's expectations, not based on your own goals and desires.
  • Adaptability Breakdown -- the day that the pressures of balancing your responsibilities and needs, along with life's demands, have become way too overwhelming, and you realize that you are in way over your head.
  • Physical Health -- the day that your body or that of someone you love breaks down because of illness, trauma, or disease.
  • Mental Health -- the day that the mind breaks down and betrays you or someone you love.
  • Addiction -- the day that addiction takes over, and you or your loved one look a powerful destroyer in the face and realize that you are not in control.
  • Existential Crisis -- the day that you or someone you love lose the purpose, compass, and connection to meaning in life and have no answer to the question "Why?"

Encountering these days can feel like hitting a brick wall.

But while they will change your life, they do not have to ruin it. Dr. Phil's step-by-step plan for getting through the worst days is designed to help you feel prepared when it really matters -- in the midst of a crisis. Dr. Phil provides wisdom and resources that will guide you toward a solution that is right for you, showing you how to minimize disruption and maximize the recovery.

This book is not just about giving you a crisis-mode plan. It will also show you how to change your life now, before you get into a crisis, so that you are not behind the power curve when any of the seven days hit. You will be able to be a leader to someone you love during their crisis because you will know what to do. Dr. Phil says there are no exceptions: with the right attitude and the right information, every challenging day can be turned into a valuable life experience.

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