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Difficult People by Rebecca Ray

Difficult People by Rebecca Ray.

An explosive boss, a controlling boyfriend, a gaslighting colleague, an interfering mother-in-law, a friend who talks only about herself - we all know them, but how do we deal with them?

Difficult people take over our lives. They live rent-free in our heads. We steel ourselves before we meet them. We can't relax when we are with them. We ruminate on their behaviour after they've gone. They harvest our empathy and operate without regard for our feelings.

In Difficult People, Dr Rebecca Ray shows us how to recognise (and understand) difficult people and provides us with practical strategies for self-preservation. From learning when to say no, limiting contact and managing our reactions, to knowing when to walk away for good.

With her expertise, insight and guidance, we learn to understand how and when another person's behaviour puts our psychological safety at risk and what steps we can take to restore our boundaries.

Compassionate, honest and authoritative, this is your complete guide to getting your life back from the grip of a difficult relationship, and learning how to avoid them in the future.


Dr Rebecca Ray is a clinical psychologist, author and speaker. Over the course of almost two decades of practice, Beck has helped hundreds of big-picture-thinking people, through courses and consultations, live a life that's fulfilling, unapologetic and free.

Her science-backed approach delivers both hard and heart truths with an ethos of self-kindness first, always. Beck's unique expertise has seen her engage with thousands of people and sets her apart as one of Australia's most in-demand and authoritative voices in the personal development space. Beck is the author of Be Happy, The Universe Listens to Brave, The Art of Self-Kindness, Breakthrough, Setting Boundaries, Believe, Small Habits for a Big Life and Good, Great, Perfect. She lives in the soul-fed hills of the Sunshine Coast with the great loves of her life: her wife, Nyssa, son, Bennett, two rescue Irish Setters and one gangly Weimaraner.


  • ISBN: 9781761261664
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 30/05/2023
  • Macmillan Australia

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