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  • How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
  • By: Lindsay C. Gibson PsyD
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (401 ratings)

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Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

By: Lindsay C. Gibson PsyD
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
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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.

©2015 Lindsay C. Gibson (P)2016 Tantor

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"Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, gives practical insight into a prevalent problem.... The book is impeccably clear.... This utter lack of confusion makes the book quite soothing, despite the heavy subject." ( Foreword Magazine)

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Very insightful book & helpful tips provided

This book was very insightful and helpful to me.

The exercises aren’t provided as a download in audible but you can get them from the website referred to.

The last chapter is great for key points on how to move forward in relationships and interactions.

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Very helpful, no matter how old you are

My partner and I listened to this book to understand ourselves better and strengthen our relationship.

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Terrible name... excellent content

When I was recommended this book I didn’t think I would get much from it. However, it is wonderful and I will be recommending it to a number of friends. I will also be listening to it again- I think it is a book you could RE-visit a number of times and learn something new each time. Highly recommend!

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Fantastic!

Well researched, beautifully presented, excellent book. If you are interested in the topic it is must-read.

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A must read

Anyone who is in recovery from addiction or mental trauma from childhood should add this to their must read list.

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make sure you have a pen and paper!

A great book to start your investigation into self-healing. If you're wanting the most from the exercises in mindfulness and self-reflection, be sure that you take the time to write down your feelings during the activities throughout the book. This book will take at least a few days to work through in order for the listener to really absorb the activities and reflect.

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Interesting book but something is missing...

There were insightful learning in the book, but I found it very black and white, and quite judgmental. I'd have liked to understand how people became this way, and not just how awful they are. After all, no one wants to be emotionally immature, their sad upbringing pushed them to behave this way.

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Life changing

This is one of the best, and by far the most empowering book I’ve ever read about ongoing relationships with difficult parents. After seeing my parents trauma and addiction as almost sacred for my whole life it was really something to reframe it as immaturity. Confronting at first, but then liberating, and much more practical if you want a manageable relationship and to stop playing the record and get on with your own life. Thank you.

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Very insightful

This book is helpful is you want to improve your awareness of your emotional maturity.

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Very helpful

This is an incredibly helpful book for anyone trying to heal from childhood trauma. It was painful and confronting at times but also a relief to identify patterns of behaviour in my parents and hear how this has affected me. The author gives you strategies to deal with your parents and how to identify healthy emotional people to build better intimate relationships. The narrator is terrific.

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