The Emotional Incest Syndrome

What to do When a Parent's Love Rules Your Life

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Author: Dr. Patricia Love

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307799182

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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From Dr. Patricia Love, a ground-breaking work that identifies, explores and treats the harmful effects that emotionally and psychologically invasive parents have on their children, and provides a program for overcoming the chronic problems that can result. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Emotional Incest Syndrome

What to Do when a Parent's Love Rules Your Life

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Author: Patricia Love

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055335275X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 285

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From Dr. Patricia Love, a ground-breaking work that identifies, explores and treats the harmful effects that emotionally and psychologically invasive parents have on their children, and provides a program for overcoming the chronic problems that can result.

The Emotional Incest Syndrome

What to Do when a Parent's Love Rules Your Life

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Author: Patricia Love,Jo Robinson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055335275X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 285

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From Dr. Patricia Love, a ground-breaking work that identifies, explores and treats the harmful effects that emotionally and psychologically invasive parents have on their children, and provides a program for overcoming the chronic problems that can result.

When He's Married to Mom

How to Help Mother-Enmeshed Men Open Their Hearts to True Love and Commitment

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Author: Kenneth M. Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416539360

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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When a Woman Is in an Emotional Tug-of-War for Her Man's Heart Why can't he commit? Many women find themselves asking this question when in love with a man who won't get married, won't stop womanizing, or refuses to give up his sex addictions. Often this kind of man is bound by an unhealthy attachment to his mother. This phenomenon is called "mother-son enmeshment." In When He's Married to Mom, clinical psychologist and renowned intimacy expert Dr. Kenneth M. Adams goes beyond the stereotypes of momma's boys and meddling mothers to explain how mother-son enmeshment affects everyone: the mother, the son, and the woman who loves him. In his twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Adams has successfully treated hundreds of enmeshed men and shares their stories in this informative guide. He provides proven methods to make things better, including: -- Guidelines to help women create fulfilling relationships with mother-enmeshed men -- Tools to help mother-enmeshed men have healthy and successful dating experiences leading to serious relationships and marriage -- Strategies to help parents avoid enmeshing their children When He's Married to Mom provides practical and compassionate advice to the women who are involved with mother-enmeshed men, to the mothers who wish to set them free, and to the men themselves.

Silently Seduced

When Parents Make Their Children Partners

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Author: Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D.

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757391745

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

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When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthy—even incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundaries—usually done in the name of 'love' and 'caring.' The parent's love feels more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more intrusive than nurturing. Yet these children suffer from what psychologist Kenneth Adams calls The Silent Seduction—because there is nothing loving or caring about a close parent-child relationship that services the needs of the parent rather than the child. In this revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams explains how 'feeling close,' especially with the opposite-sex parent, is not the source of comfort the image suggests, especially when that child is cheated out of a childhood by being a parent's surrogate partner. He offers a framework to understand this covert incest and its effect on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships, and how victims can begin the process of recovery.

Facing the Fire

Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately

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Author: John Lee

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307788709

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The author of The Flying Boy describes how repressing anger can have profound effects on personal health and guides readers step by step through the process of getting past their fears. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Toxic Parents

Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

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Author: Susan Forward

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307575322

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them. When you were a child... Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you are an adult... Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

Finding Our Fathers

How a Man's Life is Shaped by His Relationship with His Father

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Author: Samuel Osherson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780809293308

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 1876

This work shows how a man's unfinished business with his father can affect his relationship with his wife, children, friends and bosses, and how it could lead to a profound sense of loneliness and rage. This book also shows how men can resolve the inner conflict of the father-son relationship.

The War Against Parents

What We Can Do for America's Beleaguered Moms and Dads

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Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett,Cornel West

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395957974

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

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The authors advocate changing the society that they suggest has undermined the accessibility and importance of parents

The Emotionally Absent Mother

A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed

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Author: Jasmin Lee Cori

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191232

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 9783

Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother’s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today’s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future—for themselves and their children.

Emotional Incest in Group Psychotherapy

A Conspiracy of Silence

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Author: Robert S. Pepper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144224402X

Category: Psychology

Page: 146

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Altering the frame of group treatment always has consequences. Blurring the boundary of what constitutes therapy can produce iatrogenic treatment reactions among vulnerable group members. How members know each other, what they know about each other, and what they know about the leader have a profound impact on the course and outcome of treatment.

Adult Children of Abusive Parents

A Healing Program for Those who Have Been Physically, Sexually, Or Emotionally Abused

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Author: Steven Farmer

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345363884

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 603

Outlines the effects of growing up in an abusive family that carry on to adulthood and offers exercises for healing the inner child and breaking the cycle for the next generation

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

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Author: Lindsay C. Gibson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 162625172X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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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

Covert Emotional Incest

The Hidden Sexual Abuse: A Story of Hope and Healing

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Author: Adena Bank Lees Lcsw,Adena Lees

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983999109

Category:

Page: 204

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Traumatic. Intangible. Unspoken. All these words have one thing in common: a sexual abuse that is not widely known. In this provocative and intimate look at Covert Emotional Incest (CEI), Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, a leader in the field of traumatic stress and addiction, takes you on a moving and informative journey through her own experiences with this form of abuse. CEI, as she has defined it, is an elusive, emotional form of sexual abuse that occurs in a family system with the absence of direct genital contact. Being placed in the surrogate or substitute spouse role for a parent(s) is one of the primary tenets of CEI, but there is much more. Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse is an enlightening read for both professionals and non-professionals alike. Adena's story and easy-to-understand therapeutic explanations will help you fully comprehend the complex nature of CEI, its damaging consequences, and the path to restoration of health and well-being. A check-list of components, specific suggestions for healing, and what to address in psychotherapy are included. In summary, Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse, combines a compelling story with clear and helpful strategies for recovery.

Mothers who Drive Their Daughters Crazy

Ten Types of "impossible" Moms and how to Deal with Them

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Author: Susan Simon Cohen

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761509851

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 229

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Discusses how to deal with ten types of mothers, including the controller, the seductress, the critic, and the competitor.

The Lessons of Love

Rediscovering Our Passion for Live When It All Seems Too Hard to Take

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Author: Melody Beattie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062310496

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The timeless, magical story of one woman's return to life and love when she thought she had lost it all.

World Priest

Bringing Heaven to Earth

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Author: Michael Maciel

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 150433793X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

View: 1992

Priests are born, not made. Are you a priest? Do you have a calling to serve God and humanity? If you do, it doesnt matter what gender you are, how much education you have, or what church, if any, you belong to. When God calls you to serve, you wont be able to rest until you find a path thats right for you. Spiritual leadership takes many forms, not all of them public. You dont have to be a minister or a social worker. You dont have to be a scholar or live in a monastery. You dont even have to have followers or students. You can live the life you are living now, complete with family, relationships, career, and pursuits and use those as channels for Gods power to transform the world. In fact, the more embedded you are in daily life, the more Gods grace will flow through you, if you offer yourself as a channel of service. Then you will be a catalyst, an agent of world transformation. World Priest is a manual that will teach you how to leverage Gods power for changing the world for the better. Dont wait until your life is perfect. It never will be. Start now. Learn how to be a World Priest!

A Son Is a Son Till He Gets a Wife: How Toxic Daughters-In-Law Destroy Families

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Author: Anne Kathryn Killinger

Publisher: Angel Bks

ISBN: 9781887730136

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 230

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I know this is a curious title, and people who have never experienced the rejection of a son at his wife's behest won't understand it. But those who have been through this experience--whose sons have married and turned against them as if they were dirt after all the years of love and care the parents gave them-will rejoice at finding this book and knowing they aren't alone. Actually, the desertion of parents by married sons is not uncommon. Would that it were! Almost every psychologist or counselor with whom I have talked knows of several instances in which it has happened. They speak of the great sorrow and agitation of the parents, mother and father alike, who can't understand why a child has turned against them. ANNE KATHRYN KILLINGER has been a concert pianist, a college professor, a Parisian model, and the wife of a widely known clergyman. She has lived in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Birmingham, Paris, and Oxford, and now resides near Washington, DC. She is also the author of An Inner Journey to Christmas and An Inner Journey to Easter, as well as the novels, Pendleton Farm and Rachel Remembers.

When Parents Hurt

Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along

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Author: Joshua Coleman, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061877239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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This unique book supports parents who are struggling with the heartache of having a teenager or an adult child who is troubled, angry, or distant. Such rifts can cause unspeakable sorrow that parents too often must bear alone. Psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parent they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child. Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents: Reduce anger, guilt, and shame Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner's mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond Come to terms with their own and their child's imperfections Maintain self-esteem through difficult times Develop strategies for rebuilding the relationship or move toward acceptance of what can't be changed Understand how society's high expectations of parents contribute to the risk of parental wounds By helping parents recognize what they can do, and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other.