Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

How to Heal From Distant, Rejecting, or Self-involved Parents

Book - 2015
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If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent's behavior. These woundscan be healed, and youcan move forward in your life.

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood.By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
ISBN: 9781626251700
Characteristics: vi, 201 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number: 616.89156 GIB


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Mar 19, 2018

The author brings clarity that unmet needs and denial of emotions leads us down the wrong path: one of pathologizing ourselves ... and this is not helpful. What IS helpful is s-l-o-w-i-n-g down our emotional reactivity to find out how we really think and feel about something/someone and giving ourselves validation and self-acceptance - don't wait for your parents (or anyone else) to give it to you. Your needs are important and your parents are not the only source to get those needs met. Let them off the hook and you let yourself off the hook from playing out this fantasy.


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