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Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

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Are you the child of toxic parents?

When you were a child...

- Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?

- Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?

- Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?

- Were you often frightened of your parents?

- Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you're an adult...

- Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?

- Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?

- Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money?

- Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents?

In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents — and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307575326
Subtitle:
Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Forward, Susan
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Family & Relationships : General
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Publication Date:
20091216
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Family Issues
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