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Daughters of alcoholics often assume responsibility for the failures of others. Ackerman explores - and helps conquer - these issues.

Are women who were raised in alcoholic families, adult daughters, different from women who were raised in non-alcoholic families? Dr. Ackerman, a leading expert on alcoholism and the family and especially on children of alcoholics of all ages, has brought together the thoughts, ideas and feelings of more than 1200 women in this first book on adult daughters of alcoholics.

Do you find yourself represented in any of the following statements from adult daughters?

  • If I please everyone, everyone will be happy
  • If I don't get too close emotionally, no one can hurt me
  • Nothing is wrong but I don't feel right
  • Something is missing from my life
  • My relationships usually consist of a lack of trust, fear of intimacy, low self-worth, over-responsibility and picking the wrong person.

    If you often feel isolated, engage in self-condemnation, experience inconsistency, always want to be in control, rely heavily on others for their approval and believe that you must be perfect, you have many things in common with other adult daughters. Adult daughters are beginning to talk about their experiences, express their fears and share their growth. This book represents many of the stories of childhood pain and the paths to recovery that have been found by many Perfect Daughters.

  • About the Author

    Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D. , is Professor of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute. He is the author of A Husband's Little Black Book, A Wife's little Red Book, Before It's Too Late, and many others.. He is a founding board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

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    psycho_tang, June 18, 2008 (view all comments by psycho_tang)
    An eye-opening read for daughters who were brought up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional families. Explains your place in the family and why these adults takes on themselves the failures of other members of the family. I highly recommend this book for any woman raised in an alcoholic or other substance-related home.
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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781558740402
    Author:
    Ackerman, Robert J.
    Publisher:
    HCI
    Author:
    Ackerman, Robert J.
    Author:
    Ackerman, Robert
    Location:
    Deerfield Beach, Fla. :
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Women's Studies
    Subject:
    Dysfunctional Families
    Subject:
    Self-help techniques
    Subject:
    Parent & Adult Child
    Subject:
    Alcoholism
    Subject:
    Codependency
    Subject:
    Adult Children of Alcoholics
    Subject:
    Adjustment (psychology)
    Subject:
    Daughters
    Subject:
    Adaptation, Psychological
    Subject:
    Parent-child relations.
    Subject:
    Adjustment
    Subject:
    Ajustement
    Subject:
    Filles
    Subject:
    Co-dâependance
    Subject:
    Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
    Subject:
    Enfants adultes de parents alcooliques
    Subject:
    Adult Children of Substance Abusers
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Paperback
    Series Volume:
    no. 46
    Publication Date:
    19891001
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    200
    Dimensions:
    8.5 x 5.5 in

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