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Toxic parents : overcoming their hurtful legacy and reclaiming your life

Author: Susan Forward; Craig Buck
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2002, ©1989.
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The connection between controlling abusive or alcoholic parents and adult problems with self-esteem, work, or intimacy is examined in a guide to coming to terms with a troubled childhood.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Forward; Craig Buck
ISBN: 0553381407 9780553381405
OCLC Number: 48891918
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: c1989.
Description: x, 308 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. Toxic parents. --
Godlike parents : the myth of the perfect parent --
"Just because you didn't mean it doesn't mean it didn't hurt" : the inadequate parents --
"Why can't they let me live my own life?" : the controllers --
"No one in this family is an alcoholic" : the alcoholics --
The bruises are all on the inside : the verbal abusers --
Sometimes the bruises are on the outside, too : the physical abusers --
The ultimate betrayal : the sexual abusers --
Why do parents behave this way? : the family system --
II. Reclaiming your life. --
You don't have to forgive --
"I'm a grown-up. Why don't I feel like one?" --
The beginnings of self-definition --
Who's really responsible? --
Confrontation : the road to independence --
Healing the incest wound --
Breaking the cycle --
Epilogue: letting go of the struggle.
Responsibility: Susan Forward, with Craig Buck.

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The connection between controlling abusive or alcoholic parents and adult problems with self-esteem, work, or intimacy is examined in a guide to coming to terms with a troubled childhood.

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