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Coping with critical, demanding, and dysfunctional parents : powerful strategies to help adult children maintain boundaries and stay sane / David M. Allen, MD.

Book Book ([2018])
Description: vi, 229 pages ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2018]
3 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 306.874 Allen (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/28/2019
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction HQ 755.86 .A55 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 306.874/ALLEN (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781684030927
  • ISBN: 1684030927
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229).
Contents:
What Is Going On? -- Ways to Understand Your Parents' Behavior -- How Have You Been Responding? -- Gain Perspective by Considering Family History and Circumstances -- What Can I Do? -- Prepare Yourself -- Keep the Logic Straight -- Anticipate the Seventeen Moves They May Make and Plan Your Countermoves -- Bring Significant Others and Siblings on Board -- How Do We Shift Toward Warmth and Acceptance? -- Initiate Constructive Conversations -- Request Specific Changes -- Overcome Habit and Relapse.
Summary:
"Do you have a parent who is invalidating, critical, demanding, or hateful? In this important and much-needed guide, you'll learn how to set boundaries; uncover the hidden motives behind your parent's behavior; put a stop to repetitive, hurtful interactions; and foster healthier relationships. If you've had it up to here with a parent who makes you feel as though you're just not good enough, this invaluable guide can help you put an end to toxic interactions while maintaining peace in your family" --Publisher.
Citation: Allen, David M. "Coping with critical, demanding, and dysfunctional parents : powerful strategies to help adult children maintain boundaries and stay sane." Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2018.

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