I'm OK, You're My Parents: How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works
"Atkins's strength is in suggesting ways to rewire your relationship . . . If your parents drive you up the wall, there's plenty here to help you. And the cost of the book is definitely cheaper than therapy." —The Boston Globe
In a recent study, half of all Americans rated their relationship with at least one parent as either "poor" or "terrible," and more than a third felt this way about both parents. As life expectancy continues to rise and the parent-child relationship extends further and further into adulthood, this problem has reached epidemic proportion.
I'm Ok, You're My Parents offers practical, specific advice on how to
- exorcise the demons of anger and resentment
- untangle financial arrangements that cause stress and feelings of powerlessness
- set limits on parental demands for time and attention
- turn a spouse or friends into a powerful resource
- overcome your own resistance to change
- discover the redemptive power of humor
This will prove invaluable to anyone eager to get off the "treadmill," gain control, and build a life that they and their parents can live with—forever.
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Lots of good relationship advice. Some of the themes: - The importance of consistency. - Establishing clear boundaries. - Constructive ways of understanding your relationship with your parents ... Read full review
Sit Down Before You Read This
PARTI PAST TENSE
Making Sure Your Past Doesnt Last
A Word about Becoming an Adult
A Word about Guilt
A Word about Anger
What You Need to Know about Your Parents
Learn to Love the Bait and Switch
Let Them Be Your Savioror at Least Think They Are
Disarm Them with Honesty
Flatten Them with Flattery
FUTURE SHOCK Troubleshooting the Hotspots
They Manipulate Me with Health Crises Real and Imagined
They Make Themselves a Little Too Much at Home
They Dont Like My Spouse or That I Dont Have One
Your Fantasy Parent Doesnt Live Here Anymore
The Relief of Having Reasonable Expectations
The Urge to Mergeand the Need to Diverge
You Say You Want a Revolution But Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
Seeking a Second Opinion
Button Up Your Panic Buttons
Keeping Your Eye on the Prize
The Art of Creating Boundaries
Getting Your Spouse in Your House
RolePlaying with the Punches
Laughing through the Apocalypse
Making Your Body Say What You Mean
Toning Down Your Tone of Voice
Reaching for the Words That Reach Them
They Are Not There in the Way I Need Them to Be
They Want Too Much of My Time
They Are Offended When I Dont Share Personal Details of My Life
They Put Me in the Middle of Their Marriage or Divorce Problems
They Manage to Slip an Insult into Every Conversation
They Expect Constant Admiration and Attention
They Embarrass Me
They Use Money to Manipulate Me
They Think I Am a Bad Parent
A Word about When to Give Up
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