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Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life


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ISBN13: 9780553381405
ISBN10: 0553381407
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Now in trade paperback, this bestseller reveals the complex legacy of inadequate, controlling, or abusive parents, and how adult children can get free of these destructive relationship patterns.

About the Author

Susan Forward, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer, and author of the number one New York Times bestsellers Toxic Parents and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, as well as Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation, Money Demons, Emotional Blackmail, When Your Lover Is a Liar, and Toxic In-Laws.

In addition to her private practice, for five years she hosted a daily ABC talk-radio program. She has also served widely as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many southern California medical and psychiatric facilities, and she formed the first private sexual abuse treatment center in California. She lives in Los Angeles and has two grown children.

Dr. Forward maintains offices in Sherman Oaks, California. For further information, call (818) 986-1161.

Craig Buck, a film and television writer and producer, has also written extensively on human behavior for many national magazines and newspapers. He is the co-author, with Susan Forward, of Toxic Parents, Betrayal of Innocence, and Money Demons. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

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crowyhead, May 7, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is weird to review because I don't actually have parents I'd term toxic, so I'm not sure I can really rate it based on its helpfulness. I did feel that while it sometimes strayed into a kind of self-help-ish-ness that I tend to really dislike, the author seems to have a lot of useful things to say. I liked that Forward focuses a lot on the concrete, visible ways that relationships with others can affect one's life, rather than just talking about one's wounded inner child or somesuch (although she does do that). I'd recommend it to people who have difficult parents, if they can stomach a bit of self-help jargon.
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jayde828, December 20, 2006 (view all comments by jayde828)
Well written and to the point, be careful when reading this book. Make sure that you have a good support system surrounding you. I would recomend that some one close to you read the book with you as well, so they know what you are going through.
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Janice, May 9, 2006 (view all comments by Janice)
This is a simple but powerful primer on the devastating damage that parents can and do to their children. The chapters in the first half of the book itemize the different types of "toxic parenting"; the second half describes how someone can overcome the damage and start to heal. Whether you have a "toxic parent" or know someone who has been hurt by one, the author's insight and ability to communicate clearly on this emotional subject is incredibly helpful.
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Product Details

Buck, Craig
Buck, Craig
Susan Forward
Forward, Susan
Interpersonal Relations
Dysfunctional Families
Adult child abuse victims
Parent & Adult Child
Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Problem families -- United States.
Adult child abuse victims -- United States.
General Self-Help
Self-Help : General
Family & Relationships : General
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Interpersonal Relations
Family & Relationships-Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Child Care and Parenting-General
Foreign Languages-Hebrew
Self Help-Family Issues
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Trade paper
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8.42x5.18x.81 in. .59 lbs.

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