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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 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.
|Publisher:||M. Evans & Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.03(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.71(d)|
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This book is very helpful in clarifying characteristics and needs of adult children of alcoholics and helped me to gain more ubderstanding of myself
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