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Author Allen, David M., 1949- author.

Title Coping with critical, demanding, and dysfunctional parents : powerful strategies to help adult children maintain boundaries and stay sane / David M. Allen, MD.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
2018

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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.874 Al53c 2018    ---  Available
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Description vi, 229 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229).
Contents Foreword -- Introduction: Your needs for warmth and acceptance -- Part one: What is going on? -- 1 Ways to understand your parents' behavior -- 2 How have you been responding? -- 3 Gain perspective by considering family history and circumstances -- Part two: What can i do? -- 4 Prepare yourself -- 5 Keep the logic straight -- 6 Anticipate the seventeen moves they may make and plan your countermoves -- 7 Bring significant others and siblings on board -- Part three: How do we shift to warmth and acceptance? -- 8 Initiate constructive conversations -- 9 Request specific changes -- 10 Overcome habit and relapse -- Conclusion: You can grow beyond your parents' limitations -- Acknowledgments -- References.
Summary "Do you have a parent who is invalidating, critical, demanding, or hateful? In this important and much-needed guide, you'll learn how to set boundaries; uncover the hidden motives behind your parent's behavior; put a stop to repetitive, hurtful interactions; and foster healthier relationships. There's no sugarcoating it--if you grew up with a parent who made you feel invalidated or unloved as a child, your pain is very real. In some cases, you may decide that you want to remove this parent from your life, and that is a valid choice. But for many people, dealing with a problem parent becomes a necessary part of life, for whatever reason. If you're one of these people, this book can help. If you've "had it up to here" with a parent who makes you feel as though you're just not good enough, this invaluable guide can help you put an end to toxic interactions while maintaining peace in your family" -- Publisher.
If you have a parent who is invalidating, critical, demanding, or hateful, you need to learn how to set boundaries; uncover the hidden motives behind your parent's behavior, put a stop to repetitive, hurtful interactions, and foster healthier relationships. You may even need to remove this parent from your life, and that is a valid choice. Allen helps you put an end to toxic interactions while maintaining peace in your family. -- adapted from publisher info
Subject Parent and adult child.
Families -- Psychological aspects.
Families -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01728915
Parent and adult child. (OCoLC)fst01053304
ISBN 9781684030927 (paperback)
1684030927 (paperback)

 
    
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