Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. 293 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 1994. ISBN: 0345381866. Managing your own stress is tough enough, but how do you deal with the stress of those around you? When a tense boss snaps at you, when your best friend needs a shoulder to cry on, when your spouse has a mid-life crisis-their stress becomes your stress. But it doesn't have to be that way. As the authors show, you can defuse the anger and tension that sabotage intimate relationships. You can learn powerful new ways to transform your relationships with stressed-out people by understanding and getting beyond the smoke screens of attack, retreat, or numbing out.