Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

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by Douglas Bey, Deborah Bey R.N.
     
 

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Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are just a few of the traits found in adult children of alcoholics. This book is for the spouse or significant other to the adult child, and helps partners better understand the underlying causes of adult neuroses whose seeds were planted by growing up with an alcoholic parent. Douglas and Deborah Bey help

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Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are just a few of the traits found in adult children of alcoholics. This book is for the spouse or significant other to the adult child, and helps partners better understand the underlying causes of adult neuroses whose seeds were planted by growing up with an alcoholic parent. Douglas and Deborah Bey help couples recognize these patterns and offer suggestions for changing them so that they may enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship.

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Claudia Black
Most apparent in the reading of this book is that Doug and Deborah Bey believe in the possibility of adult children of alcoholics being able to garner and sustain healthy couple-ship. Addressing the well known issues of lack of trust, hypervigilance, difficulty with conflict, inability to play, assuming the worst, and fear of commitment are just a few of the dynamics in which they offer support and direction for both partners. With a wealth of examples, compassion, and humor this couple offers validation and hope to the possibilities of developing secure and healthy relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590771174
Publisher:
M. Evans & Company
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
220,917
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.71(d)

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