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Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parentsby Nina W Brown
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Are you a iparentifiedi child?
If you are, you have something in common with millions of other adults: You grew up with immature, self-absorbed parentsoparents who made you responsible for their physical and emotional well-being, who expected admiration and constant attention, and who reacted with demeaning criticism and blame when anything went wrong or their slightest need went unattended.
Psychologist and author Nina Brown describes a process that leads to this style of parenting. She call is the destructive narcissistic pattern (DNP). Children of the Self-Absorbed helps you sort out what happened to you as the result of a destructive childhood living with a self-absorbed parent. Through challenging self-exploration exercises, learn to work toward building healthy self-esteem and to develop a new repertoire of protective and coping strategies.
Millions of adults have immature, self-absorbed parents who made their children responsible for their physical and emotional well-being. Here psychologist Brown helps grown children come to terms with the results of such an upbringing, including tendencies to overcomply to others' needs, withdraw when someone needs nurturing, and lack self-esteem.
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