Toxic Parents

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Transworld, May 31, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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Millions of lives are damaged by the legacy of parental abuse. Parents who ignored their children's needs or overburdened them with guilt. Parents who were alcoholic or addicted to drugs. Parents who were exploitative and cruel, or simply indifferent and inadequate. When these children reach adulthood the damage done by their toxic parents manifests itself in depression, or difficulties with relationships, careers and decision-making.

This landmark book, by bestselling author and psychologist Dr Susan Forward, confronts this painful legacy and shows why it is so difficult to put the past behind you. She offers effective alternatives for achieving inner peace and for freeing yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationships with your parents. Filled with vivid case histories and testimony from adult children of toxic parents, this remarkable book also offers the self-help techniques Dr Forward has developed to change the lives of her patients. With this book as your guide, you will discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.

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User Review  - babz582 -

This book was not only well written it was informative. It explains how our parents shaped who we are and still can control us from the grave. It captures your attention and you dont want to put it down. Anyone who has had any trouble with parents or in laws should read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - holdon2life -

This book is taking me through a process that I really didnt realize I was stuck in. I knew to a point but not fully. I have blamed myself for 35 years and am now learning that I am not responsible ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Dr Susan Forward is an internationally recognized therapist, lecturer and author. Her books, which include Money Demons, the bestselling Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, Toxic Parents, Obsessive Love, Emotional Blackmail and Betrayal of Innocence, have been translated into fifteen languages. She is much in demand as a guest on the major national media, and she hosted her own daily ABC Talkradio show for six years.

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