Children of the Self-absorbed: A Grownup's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

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New Harbinger Publications, 2001 - Self-Help - 206 pages
"Parentified children" have never had a childhood. Instead, they've had to look after immature, self-absorbed parents who never grew up themselves. A child with this kind of parent is given great gifts: highly developed self-awareness, empathy and a strong sense of responsibility. But the cost is that parentified children often end up as over-compliant servants to others' needs, or defensive rebels who withdraw at the first sign of need. This book helps readers sort out what happened to them, and build a healthy new set of protective coping strategies.

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This book is excellent. It teaches you how to deal with difficult people, and quite simply reinforces the "no contact" rule. Save yourself, and your sanity-read this book! Read full review


Destructive Narcissistic Parents
Does Your Parent Have a Destructive Narcissistic Pattern DNP?
Adult Children of Parents with a DNP

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About the author (2001)

Nina Brown is a professor of counselling at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

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