How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents.
If you grew up with a parent who was difficult, immature, or emotionally unavailable, you may continue to experience 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. However, these wounds can be healed and you can move forward in your life by recognizing the feelings and controlling your reactions.
In this insightful and compassionate book, clinical psychologist Dr. Lindsay Gibson provides revealing anecdotes and enlightening exercises for adult children of distant or self-involved parents to begin the step-by-step journey toward self-awareness, healing, and a more emotionally-connected life. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional
Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement, or exploit others? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder. When it comes to dealing with narcissists, it can be difficult to get your point across. They can be frustrating, or even intimidating, but ultimately, you need to find a way of communicating with them effectively.
So how do you handle the narcissistic people in your life?
In Disarming the Narcissist, Wendy T. Behary, LCSW, shows you how to move past the narcissist’s defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You’ll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and how to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you’ll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you’ll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. Finally, you’ll learn how to set limits with a narcissist and how to determine when it’s time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior. immaturity, you can recover your true nature and learn how to create positive, new relationships to help build a better life.
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