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Adult children of emotionally immature parents : how to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents / Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD.

Gibson, Lindsay C. (Author).

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent{OCLCbr#92}s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

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  • ISBN: 9781626251700
  • ISBN: 1626251703
  • Physical Description: vi, 201 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]

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Formatted Contents Note:
How emotionally immature parents affect their adult children's lives -- Recognizing the emotionally immature parent -- How it feels to have a relationship with and emotionally immature parent -- Four types of emotionally immature parents -- How different children react to emotionally immature parenting -- What it's like to be an internalizer -- Breaking down and awakening -- How to avoid getting hooked by an emotionally immature parent -- How it feels to live free of roles and fantasies -- How to identify emotionally mature people.
Subject: Adult children of dysfunctional families > Mental health.
Emotional maturity.
Dysfunctional families > Psychological aspects.

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RACC New - RC455.4.F3 G53 2015 (Text) 33624024976431 New Checked Out 07/05/2024

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