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    Susan Forward, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer, and author of the number one New York Times bestsellers Toxic Parents and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, as well as Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation, Money Demons, Emotional Blackmail, When Your Lover Is a Liar, and Toxic In-Laws.

    In addition to her private practice, for five years she hosted a daily ABC talk-radio program. She has also served widely as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many southern California medical and psychiatric facilities, and she formed the first private sexual abuse treatment center in California. She lives in Los Angeles and has two grown children.

    Dr. Forward maintains offices in Sherman Oaks, California. For further information, call (818) 986-1161.

    Craig Buck, a film and television writer and producer, has also written extensively on human behavior for many national magazines and newspapers. He is the co-author, with Susan Forward, of Toxic Parents, Betrayal of Innocence, and Money Demons. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
    Are you the child of toxic parents?

    When you were a child...

    • Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?
    • Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?
    • Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?
    • Were you often frightened of your parents?
    • Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

    Now that you’re an adult...

    • Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?
    • Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?
    • Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money?
    • Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents?

    In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents — and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.


    ISBN 9780553381405
    Genre SELF-HELP / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 2002-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
    Copyright Year 1989
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Forward, Susan
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
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    • Excellent

      This book was not only well written, it was informative. It explains how our parents shaped who we are and still can control us from the grave. It captures your attention and you don't want to put it down. Anyone who has had any trouble with parents or in laws should read this book.

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    • A wealth of helpful information to heal

      This book is taking me through a process that I really didn't realize I was stuck in. I knew to a point, but not fully. I have blamed myself for 35 years and am now learning that I am not responsible for the way other people act or react, they are responsible for their own actions and I cannot "make everything good" for other people. I need to learn how to care for myself and take care of myself. I need to learn what I want and worry less what others want from me. I want to reach my full potential in this life. I am working on that at the realization of my feelings I pushed deep down from my childhood. My parents were wrong; not me. I am now fixing myself through this book and I am beginning to feel really, really good about myself. Thank you!!!

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    • very good book. it is helpful in dealing with parents and other toxic people who are in your life. this book will be good to read to help others also. i am passing it on and want to read it again.

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