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"For those of us who have often suffered the inevitable humiliating regression back to childhood during every holiday with the family…this book offers real help to the reader to develop the self-protective art of indifference, a cloak that can be used at many a holiday gathering…and to understand the subtle yet profound differences between ineffective and effective confrontation, empathy and sympathy, and attaching response and defusing strategy…a completely new cupboard of techniques."
—Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School
"Children of the Self-Absorbed offers practical advice and guidance. The creative techniques and exercises are priceless to both the reader learning how to identify destructive parental behaviors and how to cope with them as well as the reader learning to nurture and protect his or her own developing self."
—Susan Hopper, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in private practice in St. Louis, MO
"Children of narcissistic parents are provided techniques to dig themselves out of impossible relationships with their parents…a thoroughly well thought out, useful manual to help adult children move toward more productive connection to their narcissistic parents, to themselves, and to others."
—Joan Medway, Ph.D., LCSW, psychologist in private practice in Potomac, MD
I am so glad to be done with this book. Some of the exercises were pretty good but mostly it just felt like busy work.Published 1 day ago by April D
Good information but difficult to get through. Worth the effort to read all the way to the end.Published 6 days ago by Sharon Craig
Off all the books I have read on this topic, Children of the Self-Absorbed provided the most balanced and comprehensive explanation of who I am, how I got there, and how I can move... Read morePublished 7 days ago by J.K. B.
This is a great and potentially life altering book. I reverse-engineered my original family with its help. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Decatur Sinclair
Fellow 1-star reviews may be more helpful to you if you are dealing with the horrors of a full-on malignant narcissistic parent or related PD. This was my experience. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Lila Klu
A great guide with many practical exercises. Just the intro alone gave the classic example of the words
of an N-Parent. Read more
There were lots of lists in the book. I ended up skimming most of it. Some information was helpful.Published 1 month ago by Radical Radack
Very interesting information for anyone who has been subjected to the tyranny of a narcissist bPublished 1 month ago by rhamba
Great Insight. Helped me understand the mindset of certain people.Published 1 month ago by K & L Koenemann