Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

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Health Communications, Incorporated, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 198 pages
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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 readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.

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Review: Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

User Review  - Rita Christine - Goodreads

Extremely rewarding - This book is one that I will reference often. it has been a great resource for me in my adult child recovery and I found myself in a lot of the text - it was as if the authors were writing for me/through me. I recommend this for ANYONE, as we all have dysfunctions. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

You're always "recovering" never recovered per se. We're all adult children in varied degrees. Learn to express your feelings. Read full review

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John C. Friel is a psychologist in private practice and is director of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Lifeworks Clinic, an intense short-term treatment program for Adult Children, Co-dependency, Addiction and compulsivity issues.

Linda D. Friel is a full time practicing psychologists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs where he offers individual, couple and family therapy groups. She is an international speaker and trainer.

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