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

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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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.

  

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

User Review  - K, Nz - Goodreads

Dipped in and out, and what I did read was very good - and validating of my own experience, just wasn't in the right space to digest it all at the time, and prob too sensitive to go back to... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

Dipped in and out, and what I did read was very good - and validating of my own experience, just wasn't in the right space to digest it all at the time, and prob too sensitive to go back to... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two The Mentally Ill Father
27
Chapter Three The SubstanceAbusing Father
49
Chapter Four The Abusive Father
69
Chapter Five The Unreliable Father
89
Chapter Six The Absent Father
105
PART TWO The Path to Recovery
121
Chapter Eight The Path to Recovery
139
Resources for Readers
157
About the Author
163
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About the author (2010)

Sarah Simms Rosenthal, PhD, holds her degree in clinical social work from New York University and has a private practice in New York City. Contact her at www.theunavailablefather.com.

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