Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional

It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.

  • Brand: John Friel
  • ASIN: 0932194532

Surviving the Toxic Family: Taking yourself out of the equation and taking your life back from your dysfunctional family

Surviving the Toxic Family: Taking yourself out of the equation and taking your life back from your dysfunctional

"Surviving the Toxic Family" is a valuable book for anyone trying to recover from the devastating effects of growing up in a toxic or dysfunctional family. Drawing on engaging case studies, this book shows you how it is possible to recover from the trauma associated with a toxic family and leads you through the process to complete recovery. This book utilizes a three step process: Understanding why your family acts the way they do and why they treated you so poorly Changing the rules so that you do not have to continue being mistreated by them Taking your life back and living a life that's more authentic and genuine "Surviving The Toxic Family" promises to be a valuable tool for anyone who has a dysfunctional family, those with a loved one whom struggles with their family, and for therapists seeking to help clients from toxic families. This book provides practical hands-on strategies for surviving even the most toxic and dysfunctional families.

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 0692282580

A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

A Piece of Cake: A

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting... You have before you the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as the story of a girl orphaned twice over, once by the death of her mother and then again by a child welfare system that separated her from her stepfather and put her into the hands of an epically sadistic foster parent. But there comes a point in her preteen years—maybe it’s the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once—when Cupcake’s story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark comic blues opera. As Cupcake’s troubles grow, so do her voice and spirit. Her gut-punch sense of humor and eye for the absurd, along with her outsized will, carry her through a fateful series of events that could easily have left her dead. Young Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, partying like a rock star, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. But Cupcake’s unlikely tour through the cubicle world was paralleled by a quickening descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine use, till she eventually found herself living behind a Dumpster. Astonishingly, she turned it around. With the help of a cobbled together family of eccentric fellow addicts and “angels”—a series of frie [read more]

  • Brand: Brand: Broadway Books
  • ASIN: 1400052297

Adult Children: Alcoholic / Dysfunctional Families

Adult Children: Alcoholic / Dysfunctional

This is the basic text for the ACA fellowship. Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its version of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

  • ASIN: 0978979702

Daily Affirmations Strengthening My Recovery Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families

Daily Affirmations Strengthening My Recovery Meditations for Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional

"What you are about to read was created from a space of love and gratitude for a Program that has saved countless lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually". "Strengthening my Recovery" is a Daily Affirmation and Meditation book written by and for the Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families (ACA and ACoA) Fellowship. The seeds of this book were planted during the final development of the Fellowship Text, also know as the Big Red Book (BRB).

  • ASIN: 0978979761

Dysfunctional Families: Pushing Through The Aftermath and Moving on with Your Life

Dysfunctional Families: Pushing Through The Aftermath and Moving on with Your

Are you an adult who is still struggling with conflict from the past mistakes of your parents? Some of the effects from these mistakes are obvious, but others are a little more subtle. Do you suffer from anxiety attacks?Are you struggling in your current relationships?Are bad memories getting replayed over and over in your head?Are you offended when people say that you resemble your family members?Did you used to withdraw from your family by staying out late?Did you used to avoid your family by staying in your room?By now, you probably have a pretty good idea of what the problem is. It's time to figure out how to fix it. This book will focus on how to receive deliverance from the most common things that hold a person back as a result of growing up with parents that were:RigidInsensitiveUncaringVerbally AbusiveAlthough these things might be more subtle than physical abuse, they are just as devastating.This book will explore each one of these negative characteristics and offer help on how to break through the devastating problems that they cause.It's time to push through the aftermath and move on with your life

  • ASIN: B00RMYT9IQ

How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders: A Balanced Approach to Resolve Problems and Reconcile Relationships (Childhood in America)

How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders: A Balanced Approach to Resolve Problems and Reconcile Relationships (Childhood in

The book examines various scientific, economic, and cultural forces that have affected the mental health field's viewpoint―and that of society in general―regarding the genesis of some behavioral disorders, and how dysfunctional family dynamics play an often overlooked role.• The bibliography references all original source material and journal articles discussed• An index is provided for all subjects, names, and content areas discussed in the book

  • ASIN: 031339265X

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of

In the 1980's, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In this updated edition of her bestseller she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After decades of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.

  • Brand: HCI
  • ASIN: 1558741127

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic

The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery. Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration. Dr. McBride’s step-by-step program will enable you to: (1) Recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life (2) Discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage (3) Construct a personalized program to take control of your life and enhance your sense of self, establishing healthy boundaries with your mother and breaking the legacy of abuse Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.

  • Brand: Atria Books
  • ASIN: 1439129436

Dysfunctional Families (Hope for the Heart)

Dysfunctional Families (Hope for the

Far too many families today can be described as dysfunctional. Boundaries are bulldozed, rules are ransacked, and dysfunction produces more dysfunction to the family. In June Hunt's booklet on Dysfunctional Families, discover how to cultivate your family now for the generations taht follow as you establish and apply the principles of biblical truth in your own family.

  • Brand: Rose Publishing
  • ASIN: 1596369361