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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.
"I consider Susan Forward to be among the foremost therapists of our age." ---John Bradshaw, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You
Drawing on real case histories, Dr. Susan Forward presents a guide for the adult children of toxic parents to 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 bestseller Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, as well as Betrayal of Innocence, 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, and has served widely as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many southern California medical and psychiatric facilities. Susan lives in Los Angeles. Craig Buck, a film and television writer and producer, has also written extensively on human behavior for many national magazines and newspapers. He is coauthor, with Susan Forward, of Betrayal of Innocence and Money Demons. Craig lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. Jo Anna Perrin is an accomplished actor, having appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. Her audiobook work includes university and cultural releases in the United States and Europe, including for London and Yale Universities, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the University of North Carolina. In addition to her work in audiobooks, Jo Anna has done commercial and film voice-overs. Independent of her acting, she is a published author and a professional photographer.