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The Unavailable Father: Seven Ways Women Can Understand, Heal, and Cope with a Broken Father-Daughter Relationship

Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Strategies for overcoming a damaged father/daughter relationship.

Problems between fathers and daughters can damage a young girl's identity, convince her she's unloveable or without worth, and send her into unhealthy adult relationships. This groundbreaking book includes in-depth stories and case histories of a broad spectrum of women over 25 who have recovered and flourished in their professional and personal lives despite the lack of a father's recognition and affection. While the legacy of pain that these fathers leave is deep, there is much that can be done to alleviate and even conquer it. Using these women's stories as well as her insights from her private practice, the author outlines basic strategies to overcome the void left by an abusive, absent, alcoholic, mentally ill, irresponsible, selfish, or unloving father.

  • Written by Sarah Simms Rosenthal who has a thriving practice in New York City.
  • Reveals how to understand the truth about your childhood.
  • Includes strategies for discovering and analyzing past adult relationship mistakes both personal and professional.
  • Offers successful techniques for establishing new patterns of behavior.

The women whose stories are told in The Unavailable Father have learned to recognize and change the patterns instigated by their dysfunctional fathers and have moved forward, fulfilled.

©2010 Sarah Simms Rosenthal (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Stories with conclusions. The narration was okay but I thought I would hear something helpful but I was disappointed.

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Liked it

I liked the book. It has great stories that anyone can relate to them. Also, it has a few coping skills and advices.

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Unavailable father

What would have made The Unavailable Father: Seven Ways Women Can Understand, Heal, and Cope with a Broken Father-Daughter Relationship better?

Leave the "stories" out of it. It's boring. Just give me the cure.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Some other father daughter story

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cris Dukehart?

Narrator was ok. Story was boring.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyed.

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  • Luminita Apostol
  • 10-21-18

Good summary of possible issues using stories

The stories were comprehensive and the way they affected the women was intuitive, not that intuitive is how to fix the generated problems which wasn't covered enough in this book.
I would have expected more examples of those (even though those vary from person to person as well)!