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In this important sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers powerful tools to help you step back and protect yourself at the first sign of an emotional takeover, make sure your emotions and needs are respected, and break free from the coercive control of emotionally immature parents.

Growing up with emotionally immature (EI) parents can leave you feeling lonely and neglected. You may have trouble setting limits and expressing your feelings. And you may even be more susceptible to other emotionally immature people as you establish adult relationships. In addition, as your parents become older, they may still treat your emotions with mockery and contempt, be dismissive and discounting of your reality, and try to control and diminish your sense of emotional autonomy and freedom of thought. In short, EIs can be self-absorbed, inconsistent, and contradictory. So, how can you recover from their toxic behavior?

Drawing on the success of her popular self-help book, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers yet another essential resource. With this follow-up guide, you’ll learn practical skills to help you recognize the signs of an EI, protect yourself against an emotional takeover, reconnect with your own emotions and needs, and gain emotional autonomy in all your relationships. This is a how-to book, with doable exercises and active tips and suggestions for what to say and do to increase emotional autonomy and self-awareness.

If you’re ready to stop putting your own needs last, clear the clutter of self-doubt, and move beyond the fear of judgment and punishment that’s been instilled in you by emotionally immature parents, this book will help you find the freedom to finally live your life your way.

©2019 Lindsay C. Gibson (P)2019 New Harbinger Publications

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Interesting

As I grow older and see that I continue with the same old emotional habits, and watch others do the same, I realise that we're trapped by our conditioning. Listening to this book was very interesting, explanations of behaviours were given, I had many Aha! moments. It helped me look at my own beliefs, figure out where I formed them and how to let damaging and limiting ones go. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Ann
  • 14-03-2020

I wish I had this 40 years ago

This book gives you a clear understanding of how your childhood experiences shape your current decisions- who you let into your life and what behavior you accept. It also helps you determine who has your best interests at heart and how to recognize people who are keeping you in their orbit for their own purposes. Lastly, it gives you strategies for changing how you act and react so your decisions benefit your mental and emotional health. It’s amazing how your schedule frees up when others realize they can’t use and abuse you anymore. Highly recommended for people who frequently think, “There’s something wrong about this.” You are right.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-2020

Asinine

If you are a 14-yr-old girl with no social skills and are excited at the prospect of a 7-hr relationship self-help article in a tabloid magazine, this book is for you. Gibson's earlier book, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, was poorly written, but touched on some very important topics and was quite insightful in my view. I'd hoped this book would expand on those topics. Instead, it obscures them with oversimplified drivel that no trained therapist would take seriously, like 'just snap out of your dissociation'. Read Adult Children of EIPs, but skip this one. Seems like she's just trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of people.

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  • blackburn.emily
  • 28-01-2020

Very insightful

Very insightful. Great examples of EIP’s behavior and how to take back your identity. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-2020

Life-changing

Want to change your life, read this book. Especially if you've been raised by emotionally immature parents.

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  • Jennifer Poland
  • 28-01-2020

Did not enjoy the narration

I think the information here is important but I was too distracted with the narrator’s cadence. Purchased the ebook and exchanged for a different title.

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  • Lucy Mann
  • 22-11-2020

Practical solutions. Awful narration.

This second book on emotionally immature parents is more solutions focused. I still recommend listening to the first book. It has been helping me deal with my mother. The narration is awful though. The ladies tone goes up and down that becomes distracting. You may want to purchase the physical book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-2020

Tips for changing the way you react.

Listen to this book for excellent suggestions about how to deal with E I people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2020

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so affirming. some good coping and communication tools as well. I think most people on the planet could benefit from this book.

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  • 11-01-2020

This book was an absolute revelation for me

I cannot express how elucidating and valuable this book has been for me. It felt like someone watched my life and then wrote a book about it. So many things were put into words that I did not have words for before. I would absolutely recommend this book for anyone struggling with mental health/addiction recovery/self esteem etc. who may understand that their upbringing had some part to play but have not yet fully explored it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-2020

One of the best books I ever read!!

a lot of books of this type follow same patern of "tear it down and later build it up". By this I mean that roughly this kind of books has intro, later they state the problem and last chapter is solution. But as a person who had experienced a lot in life I find it hard to go through long chapters of "stating a problem" with no "daylight". In this book I felt they have used a bit different approach as to state a problem and give you a solution and explanation based on that. With every chapter I felt more and more empowered and free. Honestly my biggest and the most sincere THANK YOU to author of this book!

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  • Just Me
  • 01-07-2020

Interesting

Hits a wide range of people, goes under your skin and make you see how vulnerable you are

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  • Simon
  • 06-04-2020

Very good in self discovery but not trauma.

This was actually similar to her excellent last book in the first half with practical advice in the second. However if you feel you have trauma from abuse then see a counsellor too.

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  • stbull92
  • 15-11-2020

A must read/listen for anyone raised by EIPs

Really helpful and has enabled me to empathize with my parents for how they treated us growing up - it does not excuse their abusive and emotionally neglectful behaviour - but helps me to move on now I know it wasn't about me but their lack of ability to show up emotionally for their children.

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