Cutting Loose: An Adult's Guide to Coming to Terms with Your Parents

Cutting Loose: An Adult's Guide to Coming to Terms with Your Parents

by Howard Halpern


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In all respects, you appear to be well-adjusted, reasonably successful adult, but in the presence of your parents, you feel vulnerable, dependent, guilty, insecure - childlike. They manipulate you, smother you, demand your attentionm or elicit yoiur resentment.

In clear, nonclinical terms, renowned psychotherapist Dr. Howard Halpern shows you how to break these familiar family routines so that you can build healthy, rewarding parent-child relationships. He teaches you, for example, how to handle martyred mothers, despotic fathers, and moralistic, unloving, or seductive parents. He also addresses the sensitive topics of how to deal with aging, divorced, or dying parents.

Resolving conflicts with your parents will enable you, finally, to cut loose - to start being yourself rather than your parent's child. Without guilt, revenge, or fear as your motives, you will be able to make the choices in love, work, and values that do justice to who you are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671696047
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 04/15/1990
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 763,233
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.70(d)

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