Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents

Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents

by Amy C. Yip
Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents

Unfinished Business: Breaking Down the Great Wall Between Adult Child and Immigrant Parents

by Amy C. Yip

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Overview

Unfinished Business is now an Amazon Best Seller, having reached the top of the Amazon's best seller charts.

If you've ever yearned for your parents' approval, felt the weight of their high expectations, or experienced the burden of unspoken obligations to care for them as they age, you're not alone. 

Too often, we hesitate to ask our parents about their lives, held back by mistaken beliefs or past conflicts. With warmth, wit, and vulnerability Amy Yip explores the profound influence her parents had on her life and offers you a roadmap to navigate conversations with your own parents.

In Unfinished Business, Amy takes us on a heartfelt journey from detachment to deep connection with her own parents as she delves into the stories she holds about them; from "My success will never be good enough for my parents" to "I must be mentally tough and never ask for help" and everything in between. She illuminates the power of conversation as she invites us to see the world through her and your parents' eyes. By engaging in meaningful dialogues and taking the time to truly understand their experiences and struggles, we discover that our parents are not just figures from our past, but complex individuals with their own hopes, dreams, and fears. 

Each chapter provides a framework of self-reflective prompts, practical tips, and thought-provoking questions to ask your parents, empowering you to embark on your own journey of connection. Because, regardless of the generation we belong to, we all long to be heard and understood. And that includes our parents.

Join Amy on this poignant exploration of family, identity, and the power of conversation. It's time to embrace the unfinished business, unravel the untold stories, and forge a deeper bond with the ones who shaped us.

This is not and was never going to be easy. But it can get easier.


"The book I needed to read while struggling to straddle two worlds, American culture and that of my parents - Vietnamese refugees who escaped into the United States with only the clothing on our backs. Amy tells her story of finding her way home by examining her relationship with her parents. In doing so, she tells many of our stories with warmth and vulnerability, shining a light on the tenuous but beautiful of the parent-child relationship."

~ Lan Phan, community of SEVEN, CEO

"'Relationships are hard and relationships with parents are REALLY hard'. lf you've got parents and can relate to this quote then get ready for a menagerie of stories that will make you laugh and contemplate how you learned to love."

~ Julie M. Wong, Leadership & Mental Fitness Coach, iEmpower Coaching


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798887970875
Publisher: Publish Your Purpose
Publication date: 09/28/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 364
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Amy Yip is a Somatic Life Transformation and Mental Fitness coach, keynote speaker, self-confidence trainer and author. She works with women of color to strengthen their mental fitness, heal their intergenerational wounds, and have agency to let go of all the 'shoulds' so that they can be the authors of their own life stories. Her mission is to empower AAPI women to be seen, to be heard, and to f-ing rock the boat.In January 2020, after 16+ years of building and leading global teams in organizations including Google, Clorox, and Booz Allen, Amy left the corporate world, sold everything, and took a one-way flight to Ghana with her husband to volunteer at a breast cancer nonprofit and travel the world. COVID-19 shifted their plans; they got stuck in Ghana for seven months.One of Amy's greatest learnings is this: Your mindset, not your circumstances, makes all the difference in your happiness and success.Through this lens, she works with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs, to find their voice and the courage to speak up, build self-confidence, navigate change, and discover what they really want next in their lives and careers.Amy is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Hudson Institute Coach, a Certified Strozzi Institute Somatic Coach, and a pioneer Mental Fitness Coach certified through Positive Intelligence. Amy received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and her BS in computer science and BA in communications from the University of Maryland.

Table of Contents

  • BECOMING A MOTHER | 1 |
  • DATES WITH MY PARENTS: HOW IT STARTED | 7 |
  • HOW BEST TO USE THIS BOOK AS A GUIDE | 15 |
  • CONVERSATION TIP SHEET | 23 |
  • MYTH 1 My Success Will Never Be Good Enough for My Parents | 27 |
  • MYTH 2 I've Failed My Parents by Not Marrying a Good Chinese Partner | 67 |
  • MYTH 3 My Parents Must Not Love Me Because They Never Say It to Me | 105 |
  • MYTH 4 I'll Never Be Able to Repay My Parents for Their Sacrifices | 143 |
  • MYTH 5 I Don't Belong Anywhere | 181 |
  • MYTH 6 I Must Be Mentally Tough and Never Ask for Help | 221 |
  • MYTH 7 I Don't Deserve to Spend Money on Myself; I Need to Save It | 263 |
  • MYTH 8 It's Better to Be a Boy than a Girl | 301 |
  • DATES WITH MY PARENTS: HOW IT'S GOING | 339 |
  • AFTERWORD BY GREG MUELLER | 345 |
  • WORKS CITED | 349 |
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR | 351 


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