For Adult Children of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families

A Listmania! list by Sister Renee Pittelli "[...]" (Gloryland, USA)
The list author says: "Here are some of the books I recommend in my ministry, Luke 17:3 Ministries for Adult Daughters of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families. I've found them very helpful for anyone dealing with parents, siblings, etc., who still abuse you or try to control you, even though you are now an adult. They cover a wide range of issues common to abusive family systems."
Breaking the Bonds of Adult Child Abuse: A Biblical Textbook on Abusive Narcissistic Families, How They Operate, and How to Deal with Them
1.  Breaking the Bonds of Adult Child Abuse: A Biblical Textbook on Abusive Narcissistic Families, How They Operate, and How to Deal with Them by Sister Renee Pittelli
The list author says:
  "Abusive family dynamics,setting limits or cutting ties,recognizing jealousy,criticism,meaningless apologies+ a comprehensive study of the Reprobate mind-the Bible's version of a sociopath. Christians will learn to stand up to the evil in their families instead of tolerating it,how to heal from lost relationships,what God expects of parents,not just their children,and much,much more."
$24.93   Used & New from: $19.92
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Narcissistic Predicaments: A Biblical Guide to Navigating the Schemes, Snares, and No-Win Situations Unique to Abusive Families
2.  Narcissistic Predicaments: A Biblical Guide to Navigating the Schemes, Snares, and No-Win Situations Unique to Abusive Families by Sister Renee Pittelli
The list author says:
  "Are you “not a good Christian” when you set limits or end it, because Jesus said you HAVE to forgive? Biblical answers to honoring abusive parents, letting estranged relatives see your kids, who will take care of your abuser in his old age, handling family meddlers who try to intervene, deathbed visits, funerals, what to expect from estranged relatives who want to re-establish contact, and more."
$20.66   Used & New from: $18.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents
3.  Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents by Nina W. Brown
The list author says:
  "Unique ways of dealing with the It's-All-About-Me Parent"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Sociopath Next Door
4.  The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
The list author says:
  "I could not put this book down. It explains everything- about the people you know in your everyday life who have absolutely no conscience."
$20.73   Used & New from: $2.61
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (993 customer reviews)

The Control Freak
5.  The Control Freak by Les Parrott
The list author says:
  "A handbook for interacting with pushy, domineering people."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life
6.  When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life by Victoria Secunda
The list author says:
  "Help with an unfortunate reality for many of us."
$12.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

The Family Freeloader: A Biblical Answer for Sob Stories, Con Games, and Never Having to Get Off the Couch
7.  The Family Freeloader: A Biblical Answer for Sob Stories, Con Games, and Never Having to Get Off the Couch by Sister Renee Pittelli
The list author says:
  "Help in learning to say No to relatives who pretend to be poor or helpless and then will suck you dry asking for money and favors. Includes 21 Ways To Spot A Con. Discusses how con-artists and freeloaders test and observe us for the traits that say we're easy prey, what the Bible says about giving to the poor versus helping a malingerer, and a step-by-step guide to saying No."
$16.16   Used & New from: $11.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Divorcing a Parent: Free Yourself from the Past and Live the Life You've Always Wanted
8.  Divorcing a Parent: Free Yourself from the Past and Live the Life You've Always Wanted by Beverly Engel
The list author says:
  "Help for the hardest decision you may ever have to make."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Love Is A Choice Breaking The Cycle Of Addictive Relationships
9.  Love Is A Choice Breaking The Cycle Of Addictive Relationships by Dr. Robert Hemfelt
The list author says:
  "Helps us recognize and recover from our own codependent traits, which allow others to use, abuse,  and exploit us."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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The Mom Factor
10.  The Mom Factor by Henry Cloud
The list author says:
  "Practical and Bible-based help for Adult Children of dysfunctional mothers."
$10.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
11.  Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward
The list author says:
  "This is the ground-breaking book in the field. It helps us recognize and deal with the damage parents can do to ADULT children."
$9.28   Used & New from: $1.61
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)

Heal & Forgive: Forgiveness in the Face of Abuse
12.  Heal & Forgive: Forgiveness in the Face of Abuse by Nancy Richards
The list author says:
  "Avoid premature forgiveness. A heartwrenching story of abuse and recovery, and why healing must come before forgiveness."
$11.70   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
13.  Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by John Townsend
The list author says:
  "Scripturally sound permission for Christians to set limits on the hurtful behavior of others."
$8.86   Used & New from: $2.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,337 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
14.  The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
The list author says:
  "Focuses on the narcissistic family unit as opposed to the narcissistic individual, and explains such a family's impact on our adulthood."
$37.38   Used & New from: $17.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
15.  Adult Children Secrets of Dysfunctional Families: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John C. Friel
The list author says:
  "Excellent book for healing from the damage of a dysfunctional family and re-claiming your adulthood."
$9.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
16.  The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond by Patricia Evans
The list author says:
  "Written about abusive partners, this is an excellent book for victims of verbal abuse from anyone.  Great insights, and teaches us how to respond to verbal abuse with impact."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
17.  Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare
The list author says:
  "Another book I couldn't put down. You will recognize the psychopaths you are dealing with in everyday life, and how truly dangerous they are."
$11.52   Used & New from: $3.61
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
18.  Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
The list author says:
  "Although written about abusive men, this book is excellent for those dealing with any type of abuse from anyone, since all abusers share common traits & behaviors. Highly recommended."
$10.30   Used & New from: $4.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (811 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day
19.  Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine
The list author says:
  "This great book includes sections on making amends, and on specific boundaries, such as those involving friendship, intimacy, holidays, parents, celebrations, tidiness, appearance, illnesses, food,etc"
$13.59   Used & New from: $2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
20.  People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck
The list author says:
  "A fascinating study of human evil, which goes largely unrecognized by the psychology-community.  Not all bad behavior has a psychological explanation. Some people are just plain evil."
$9.28   Used & New from: $0.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)

A Primer on Evil
21.  A Primer on Evil by T.
The list author says:
  "A short and sweet guide on how to recognize evil people and how to get them to leave you alone."
$14.39   Used & New from: $3.00
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You
22.  Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You by Patricia Evans
The list author says:
  "Highly recommended book to help us break the spell of those who control us."
$11.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Power of Apology: Healing Steps to Transform All Your Relationships
23.  The Power of Apology: Healing Steps to Transform All Your Relationships by Beverly Engel
The list author says:
  "How apology heals relationships. Especially valuable is the teaching on what a REAL apology looks like."
$15.26   Used & New from: $1.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism
24.  Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss
The list author says:
  "Analyzes the narcissist's mind-set (entitlement, envy, etc.) and gives us practical advice for setting boundaries, cultivating reciprocal relationships, etc."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)

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Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life
25.  Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life by Sam Horn
The list author says:
  "Excellent strategies for "bully-proofing" yourself."
$14.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty: And Say Yes to More Time, and What Matters Most to You
26.  How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty: And Say Yes to More Time, and What Matters Most to You by Patti Breitman
The list author says:
  "Specific help on taking back control of your life and saying no to everything, including invitations, money requests, family, bosses, and high-maintenance people."
$11.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family
27.  The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Eleanor D. Payson
The list author says:
  "Help in dealing with the narcissists in your life."
$11.94   Used & New from: $7.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (350 customer reviews)

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin (Fireside / Parkside Recovery Book)
28.  Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin (Fireside / Parkside Recovery Book) by Anne Katherine
The list author says:
  "Teaches us where we end and others begin, and that all relationships have limits."
$13.11   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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Sister Renee Pittelli "[...]" (Gloryland, USA)
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