Terese McIlvain lives in central Illinois with her husband and children. She grew up in a large family of all girls and has been fending off rude comments ever since.
McIlvain spent her youth plagiarizing great poets and writers until she finally figured out how to use her own words. People who know McIlvain well would tell you that her humor is dry, but her advice is solid. Years of living with psychopaths taught her how to spot them and what to do when they want to interfere. She's lived with 12 roommates, a solid 25% of them diagnosable and another 25% boundary-impaired. (The rest were lovely.) Living with difficult people and having to create some sane space for herself within an insane system has given McIlvain a keen eye for solutions within limited parameters. If you're struggling with a crazy roommate, a boundary-impaired in-law, or a sibling with running commentary on your weight, McIlvain can help.
This witty and easy-to-read book will give you dozens of scripts and and the 14 methods that you need to stop acting like a jellyfish and start living with dignity. After years of being a people-pleaser, you may need help finding the words you need. This book will show you how to find the words to protect yourself. Life is too short to let boundary violators suck you dry.