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Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:12 PM
rho
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Is there any good books that anyone has read that they think that may have got them thinking or sounded like there story.     

Here is a name of a book that said it sounded so much like her that by the time she read the first chapter she was already taking her life back.


The name of the book is The Verbally Abuseive  Relationship.  By Patricia Evans.



by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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Debbie062008
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie helped me soooo much.  I'm pretty sure I should dig it out again.  I also like The Five Love Langauges by Gary Chapman and The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner.

JSCC
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I recommend "I need Your Love; Is That True?" by Byron Katie ... the author struggled with depression and she shares her strategy for fighting it; it's a lot about self-love

vegaslilqt
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 10:02 AM

I came across this book by accident and it really explained a lot in my life.  I always recommend it when I can!

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward, Ph.D

Questions from the book:

When you were a child...
• Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?
• Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?
• Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?
• Were you often frightened of your parents?
• Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you’re an adult...
• Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?
• Do you have intense emotional reactions after spending time with them?
• Do you have intense physical reactions after spending time with them?
• Do your parents control you with threats or guilt?
• Do they manipulate you with money?
• Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough?

 

Xantho
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM

 I try not to read books like these or self help books because then I get into OCD over analyzation of my life...

rhodaj
by rho on Jun. 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM

 That book sounds almost like my whole life story.  That is pretty bad when you can say yes to everything but one.

Quoting vegaslilqt:

I came across this book by accident and it really explained a lot in my life.  I always recommend it when I can!

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward, Ph.D

Questions from the book:

When you were a child...
• Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?
• Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?
• Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?
• Were you often frightened of your parents?
• Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you’re an adult...
• Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?
• Do you have intense emotional reactions after spending time with them?
• Do you have intense physical reactions after spending time with them?
• Do your parents control you with threats or guilt?
• Do they manipulate you with money?
• Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough?

 

 


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