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Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents

Powerful Strategies to Help Adult Children Maintain Boundaries and Stay Sane

by David M. Allen Author · Callie Beaulieu Narrator


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Do you have a parent who is invalidating, critical, demanding, or hateful? If so, your pain is very real, and you've likely struggled with thoughts of shutting this parent out of your life for good. However, if dealing with a dysfunctional parent is an unfortunate necessity, or if you still yearn to have a more satisfying connection with them, this book can help you uncover the hidden motives behind their hurtful behavior, set protective boundaries, and ultimately foster healthier relationships. This invaluable guide will help you develop unique assertiveness strategies based on the characteristics of your own family dynamics. You'll develop powerful communication skills to help set limits and protect yourself from your parent's cruel, insensitive, or spiteful behavior. And, most importantly, you'll learn to advocate for your own needs. If you've "had it up to here" with a parent who makes you feel as though you're just not good enough, this book can help you draw a line between you and your parent's toxicity while still maintaining peace in your family.

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New Harbinger Publications
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