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Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Written by Craig Buck and Dr. Susan Forward

Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin


Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Written by Craig Buck and Dr. Susan Forward

Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin

ratings:
4.5/5 (43 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 27, 2011
ISBN:
9781452674421
Format:
Audiobook

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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.
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 27, 2011
ISBN:
9781452674421
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Incredibly hard to read/listen but is very much worth it. Two key points of dealing with toxic parents (reacting vs responding, and how you eventually have to confront them) are so useful for everyone involved in a dysfunctional family. The incest chapters were rough, but full of great exercises and examples. I highly recommend you buy this book, take the tests within it, and do the exercises.
    Great read for a tough topic!

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Amazingly real got some much out of this book wonderful

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The author is a counselor who treats victims of parental abuse and incest. The case studies are instructive and her advice is helpful. I am concerned with the potential negative impact of confrontation with abusive parents. Maybe the pain is worth it in the end. For the present, it is sufficient for me to acknowledge and recall the toxic environment of my childhood. It is helpful to understand one's self and how childhood experiences have impacted adult behavior. I recommend this book to anyone who had toxic parents.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (1/5)
    i actually never read this. a good friend owned it and it was assimilated into my collection and i thought it was hilarious that he owned it.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Excellent book. There is a lot of useful content. I'm planning to listen to it again (at least one more time) to understand it better and work through every detail. Thank you Susan. You've helped me great deal even though I've never met you.

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  • (1/5)
    I gave 1 star because the book in unavailable in my country. Who is in their right mind disallows knowledge to be spread? (Author, publisher, others - I don't care) why such an act?!!