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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times best seller Adult Children of Alcoholics - a wonderful book that affirms and encourages ACoAs by developing your skills for living.

Imagine how good you would feel if:

  • You could stand up for yourself without losing your temper
  • You could make a decision without second guessing yourself
  • You didn't have that sense of worthlessness every time someone criticized you
  • You could learn how to establish and defend boundaries

In Lifeskills for Adult Children you can learn how to do these things and more. This book is designed specifically for adult children and teaches skills to make your complex adult life easier, while improving your sense of self-worth. Examples are provided to help clarify the lessons and exercises are given to help you practice your new skills.

©1990 Janet G. Woititz and Alan Garner (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Ameenah Muhammad
  • 05-09-2018

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Every adult child should read this book. I love it. I listen to it every night as I sleep, so that it can work it's way into my consciousness.

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  • Jamie
  • 07-12-2019

This book is terrible.

The narrator sounds like he’s on Quaaludes.

The book is written for a 12-year-old with developmental delays.

Truly it’s ridiculous
What a complete waste of money.

It is so bad that I have never written a review before but here is mine

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  • bethany
  • 13-11-2019

Book itself was of some help, BUT!

Aside from the laughably useless examples offered on active listening with the “ok, anything else” which would surely come off as flippant, or the “broken record” skill with 8 “NO” responses in a row which would do nothing to resolve a real-life conflict, the book did have some helpful ideas and skills to apply. The biggest negative is the narrator’s delivery. We are adult children but this is performed as if to literal children with oddly chosen voice inflection throuout the entire book. It was entirely distracting. Just be aware of that before choosing the audio version. For me, I feel I wasted a credit on this audio book; may have learned something to try in next conflict, but the frustration with the delivery of that knowledge still lingers.

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  • MandSWinOK
  • 26-06-2019

Perfect for Teaching Me to Take Control of My Life

This book taught me HOW to generate the outcomes I want in my life. It's helping me change my behaviors, expections, and the behaviors I will accept from others. I'm ready now.

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  • Sandy I.
  • 12-01-2020

Huge eye opener

I really enjoyed this book because it helps me understand how to overcome some obstacles and challenges that I'm experiencing in my life.

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  • SushiRex
  • 06-01-2021

important material but narrator ruins the delivery

Why do some narrator's think it's necessary to try and mimic the voice of a female or child when they're reading a conversation in the book? It is really hard to pay attention to the message when the narrator is trying to sound like a woman but is failing miserably and as one reviewer illiterates perfectly, "it sounds like the narrator is on quaaludes." 😂😂

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