I have especially recommended this book for single mothers raising sons on my Smart Single Parents Blog.
The following quote was quite penetrating for me, especially since I am a natural born introvert.
Relationships unlock certain parts of who we are supposed to be.
That's rich. Let it sink in. Lying within each of us is this package of something wonderful, beautiful, and powerful - and yet the key to unlocking that potential does not lie within ourselves, but within another person. This is part of the beauty of marriage, friendship, raising children, being part of a church, inv iting neighbors over for cards etc.
Relationships are the context in which the very best in us can be released. We are gold mines waiting to be mined. Unless we let people in, we may never bless the world like we were inteneded to.