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Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

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ISBN13: 9781572242319
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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.

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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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Mary Greiner, January 25, 2007 (view all comments by Mary Greiner)
As a clinical social worker, I find myself recommending this book often to clients who have a narcissistic parent. My clients report a new level of clarity about what was really going on in their childhood, and they can let go of the idea that the painful relationship was their fault. Thank you Ms. Brown for writing this book! You are helping more people than you could know.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781572242319
Subtitle:
A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
Author:
Brown, Nina W.
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
Oakland, CA
Subject:
Dysfunctional Families
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Adult children of dysfunctional families
Subject:
Narcissism
Subject:
Adult children
Subject:
Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9.16x6.08x.48 in. .69 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General Disorders
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Family Issues
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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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