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Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life - Craig Buck, Susan Forward
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
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Are you the child of toxic parents?When you were a child...• Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?• Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?• Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?• Were you often frightened of your parents?• Did your... show more
Are you the child of toxic parents?When you were a child...• Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?• Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?• Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?• Were you often frightened of your parents?• Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?Now that you’re an adult...• Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?• Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?• Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money?• Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents?In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents — and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553381405 (0553381407)
ASIN: 553381407
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
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5.0 Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
This book helped reinforce my feelings that that cutting contact with my abusive parents (one of three options after confrontation), and not forgiving since they aren't sorry/refuse to change/continue abuse, truly was the best and healthiest decision for me. It's hard to feel that way sometimes, whe...
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Well, all I can say is, this book has been a bit of a help dealing with the super-bitch (now deceased--her ashes thrown in a dumpster, but hey, don't look at me, I did not do that), and the weak little weasel. And I will refer back to this book when I need to. So, thanks to the authors.
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