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Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

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by Douglas Bey, Deborah Bey
     
 

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The child of an alcoholic develops patterns of behavior during childhood which carry over into adult life. As children they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings. No matter what is going on, as adults, when asked how she or he is doing your partner will likely answer "fine." Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism

Overview

The child of an alcoholic develops patterns of behavior during childhood which carry over into adult life. As children they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings. No matter what is going on, as adults, when asked how she or he is doing your partner will likely answer "fine." Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are all major issues for your adult child. Recognizing these patterns and changing the ones that cause problems will help you and your partner enjoy a deeper 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:
9781590771730
Publisher:
M. Evans & Company
Publication date:
05/25/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
454,650
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Douglas Bey is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, served as a board examiner for the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry for many years, was past president of his county medical society, his hospital medical staff, and his county board of health. Deborah Bey is an adult child of an alcoholic. She trained at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and was the head nurse on a hospital chemical dependency unit for a number of years. She later worked in a multidisciplinary private psychiatric group practice with Dr. Bey where she counseled ACOAs on an individual and group basis.

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Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very helpful in clarifying characteristics and needs of adult children of alcoholics and helped me to gain more ubderstanding of myself
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This is a long awaited book I wish I had read years ago.It is written in a way that is clearly underestood. It is helpful to therapists and families alike.It is easy reading and clearly presents the characteristics of the adult children of alcoholics so they can be underestood,helped, and ultimately loved. As the years have gone by I have learned new ways to help my patients. Here now Dr. Douglas Bey and Deborah bey, R.N. give us insight into the care of this patients, an issue until now seldom addressed in the literature. This is a book that I higly recommend and I will include in my holiday shopping list to my colleagues and friends