Adult Children of Emotionally Immature ParentsHow to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-In...

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

Cover Art for 9781626251700, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature ParentsHow to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-In... by Lindsay C. Gibson
ISBN: 9781626251700
Publisher: New Harbinger
Published: 25 June, 2015
Format: Paperback
Language: English

What happens when children are more mature than their parents? Growing up with an emotionally unavailable, immature, or selfish parent is painful, but rarely discussed. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay C. Gibson exposes an often overlooked, yet extremely common syndrome that shapes the lives of so many people. Are you one of the countless people who grew up with emotionally immature parents? If you suffer from this troubling parent/child dynamic, you may still recall painful moments from your childhood when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of maturity in an effort to "compensate" for your parents' behavior. And while you likely cultivated strengths such as self-reliance and independence along the way-strengths that have served you well as an adult-having to be the emotionally mature person in your relationship with your parent is confusing and even damaging. If you are ready to gain the insight you need to move on from feelings of loneliness and abandonment and find healthy ways to meet your own emotional needs, this book will help light the way. You'll discover the four main types of emotionally immature parents: - Emotional parents, who may vacillate between over-involvement and abandonment, leading to frightening instability and unpredictability - Driven parents, who are often compulsively busy and can't stop trying to perfect everything, including other people - Passive parents, who may have a laissez-faire mindset and avoid dealing with anything upsetting - Rejecting parents, who may withdraw from any relationship with their child, showing either detachment or anger as primary responses All emotionally immature parents have one defining characteristic in common, even if they differ in style-none of them puts their child's needs first. This book will show you that you are not to blame for your parent's behavior. It also offers real skills for handling difficult family situations and moving on from the emotional wounds of your childhood. If you are ready to gain a greater understanding of both your parents and yourself , this book provides a much-needed guide.

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