If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.
In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.
Discover the four types of difficult parents:
• The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety
• The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone
• The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting
• The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory
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Giving this book time and attention put me on a healing path I had no idea I needed to endure. I even had the opportunity to share it with my mom, a big reason why I need to read the book, and she processed it about her family and grew from it as well. Wow. Angels sent you.
This book is life changing! The information is eye-opening and it is so well written. I’ve recommended this book to several people.
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
This book and its instruction is changing my life. I wish I had read it years ago. Mrs. Gibson is a gifted writer, and prolific teacher who captured each quality of emotionally immature people and families without resorting to cliches or platitudes. Freeing my true self from the grip of my Mother and of all my own “ideals” was the best gift I’ve ever received. Thank you!