Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation

Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation

by Eric Maisel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608684519
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 06/09/2017
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 819,134
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired family therapist, a creativity and life coach, and the author of more than fifty books. He writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today and the “Coaching the Artist Within” column for Professional Artist magazine and lectures throughout the world. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Your Family Survival Tool Kit

1 Being Smart 13

2 Being Strong 19

3 Being Calm 27

4 Being Clear 35

5 Being Aware 43

6 Being Brave 51

7 Being Present 59

8 Being Resilient 67

Part 2 Ten Difficult Family Types

9 Sad and Anxious Families 77

10 Loveless and Distant Families 89

11 Warring and Divided Families 101

12 Bullying, Aggressive, and Abusive Families 113

13 Demanding, Critical, and Argumentative Families 123

14 Compulsive and Addicted Families 135

15 Rule-Bound, Intrusive, and Authoritarian Families 149

16 Dramatic and Chaotic Families 159

17 Acquisitive and Materialistic Families 171

18 Frustrated, Hopeless, and Defeated Families 185

Epilogue: Twelve Tips for Emotional and Mental Health 197

Notes 205

Index 209

About the Author 219

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