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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Susan Forward; Craig Buck
|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.|
- Dysfunctional families -- United States.
- Adult child abuse victims -- United States.
- Codependency -- United States.
- Abusive parents -- United States.
- Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
- Codependency (Psychology)
- Family Conflict.
- Abusive parents.
- Adult child abuse victims.
- Dysfunctional families.
- United States.