Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

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

eBook - 2015
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If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent's behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

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.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

  • The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety
  • The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone
  • The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting
  • The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory

    Publisher: New Harbinger Publications


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    Oct 22, 2019

    Struggling with your parent? This book explains 4 types of immature parents: emotional, driven, passive, and rejecting. Then how you can overcome.

    Mar 19, 2018

    The author brings clarity that unmet needs and denial of emotions leads us down the wrong path: one of pathologizing ourselves ... and this is not helpful. What IS helpful is s-l-o-w-i-n-g down our emotional reactivity to find out how we really think and feel about something/someone and giving ourselves validation and self-acceptance - don't wait for your parents (or anyone else) to give it to you. Your needs are important and your parents are not the only source to get those needs met. Let them off the hook and you let yourself off the hook from playing out this fantasy.


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