Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents: Powerful Strategies to Help Adult Children Maintain Boundaries and Stay Sane

Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents: Powerful Strategies to Help Adult Children Maintain Boundaries and Stay Sane

Paperback

$15.26 $16.95 Save 10% Current price is $15.26, Original price is $16.95. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Want it by Monday, November 26 Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684030927
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 350,832
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


David M. Allen, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and former director of psychiatric residency training at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He is author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders. He has carried out research on personality disorders, is a psychotherapy theorist, and is former associate editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He is also author of three books for psychotherapists, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Foreword writer Susan Heitler, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose publications—including The Power of Two and The Power of Two Workbook—have become classics in their fields. Heitler is a graduate of Harvard University and earned her doctorate from New York University.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction: Your Needs for Warmth and Acceptance 1

Part 1 What Is Going On?

1 Ways to Understand Your Parents' Behavior 9

2 How Have You Been Responding? 35

3 Gain Perspective by Considering Family History and Circumstances 53

Part 2 What Can I Do?

4 Prepare Yourself 83

5 Keep the Logic Straight 95

6 Anticipate the Seventeen Moves They May Make and Plan Your Countermoves 113

7 Bring Significant Others and Siblings on Board 149

Part 3 How Do We Shift Toward Warmth and Acceptance?

8 Initiate Constructive Conversations 167

9 Request Specific Changes 193

10 Overcome Habit and Relapse 205

Conclusion: You Can Grow Beyond Your Parents' Limitations 215

Acknowledgments 225

References 227

Interviews


Allen resides in Germantown, TN.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews