"Beyond Boundaries" was so helpful for me that I bought numerous copies to share with others whom I know needed guidance in moving into healthy states in their relationships. One person I gave this book to read it and found it so beneficial that she reread it a second time within a month.
"Boundaries", by Cloud and Townsend, is a wonderful resource for identifying relational problems and discovering behavioral changes that can help overcome those problems. "Beyond Boundaries", by Townsend, reviews the boundary issues and moves into identification of character issues behind boundary problems. It is both educational and encouraging, since it directs an individual through steps that lead to good decisions and healthy relationships in the future. The two books combined provide a one-two punch for overcoming relational disasters.
I have read a couple of books that Cloud and Townsend have written, including Boundaries, Boundaries in Dating, and Safe People. I have also read Cloud's book, Changes That Heal. I would strongly recommend that anyone contemplating reading this book would have at least read Boundaries, and preferably Safe People, as well. I found the information presented to be very practical. I believe Dr. Townsend has laid the groundwork for the healthy pursuit of a new relationship, for those who have been hurt in a prior relationship. I think that this book would be especially valuable for someone who has gone through a divorce and needs assistance with the issue of working on learning to trust again.