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    DescriptionDo you sometimes feel as if you are living your life to please others? Do you give other people the benefit of the doubt but second-guess yourself? Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, lack of confidence, emotional emptiness, or eating disorders? In your intimate relationships, have you found it difficult to get close without losing your sense of self? If so, you may be among the fifteen million adults in the United States who were raised with unhealthy parental control. In this groundbreaking bestseller by accomplished family therapist Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., you'll discover whether your parents controlled eating, appearance, speech, decisions, feelings, social life, and other aspects of your childhood--and whether that control may underlie problems you still struggle with in adulthood. Packed with inspiring case studies and dozens of practical suggestions, this book shows you how to leave home emotionally so you can improve assertiveness, boundaries, and confidence, quiet you "inner critics," and bring more balance to your moods and relationships. Offering compassion, not blame, Dr. Neuharth helps you make peace with your past and avoid overcontrolling your children and other loved ones.


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    Title
    If You Had Controlling Parents
    Subtitle
    How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Neuharth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 245
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060929329
    ISBN 10: 0060929324
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VFV, VSP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 616.89
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    DC22: 616.89
    B&T General Subject: 670
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FAM033000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC455.4.F3 N48 1999
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000, SEL000000
    Thema V1.0: VS, VFV, VFX, JM
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    31 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Demystifies much within our pasts that can hurt our intimate relationships in ways we may not even realize." If You Had Controlling Parents" helps spark understanding and acceptance across generations." -- John Gray, Ph.D., author of" Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" "A step-by-step plan in which [the reader] can deprogram himself from the ingrained and harmful habits taught by unhealthy guardians...and change habitual feelings of low self-esteem, distrust, or even a willingness to be victimized."--" Los Angeles Times""Excels in describing threads common to many extreme parenting styles...and to the way children subjected to them feel once they've grown up." --" Dallas Morning News"