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Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families | [Linda Friel, John Friel]

Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone.
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It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one?

Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a listenable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©1988, 2010 John and Linda Friel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    This book was not very insightful, for me at least.


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    Couldn't keep my attention


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    using facts more so than solutions


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    Where does Adult Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite book thus far. Any fan of Alice Miller must listen to this book.


    What other book might you compare Adult Children to and why?

    The body never lies - alice miller


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    I identified incredibly with their stories. Their observations and thoughts allowed me to recognize many aspects of my childhood as abusive and heavily dysfunctional. I had a lot of anger and resentment for what felt like a lost childhood from absentee parents but had trouble identifying how exactly I experienced the abuse. This book allowed me to identify the abuse and gave me much needed confirmation of my feelings. Thank you

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    all the histories shown matters


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    the clarity of his voice


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