Perfect Daughters

Adult Daughters of Alcoholics

Author: Robert J. Ackerman

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558749527

Category: Self-Help

Page: 311

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This new edition of Perfect Daughters, a pivotal book in the ACoA movement, identifies what differentiates the adult daughters of alcoholics from other women. When this groundbreaking book first appeared over ten years ago, Dr. Ackerman identified behavior patterns shared by daughters of alcoholics. Adult daughters of alcoholics-"perfect daughters" -operate from a base of harsh and limiting views of themselves and the world. Having learned that they must function perfectly in order to avoid unpleasant situations, these women often assume responsibility for the failures of others. They are drawn to chemically dependent men and are more likely to become addicted themselves. More than just a text that identifies these behavior patterns, this book collects the thoughts, feelings and experiences of twelve hundred perfect daughters, offering readers an opportunity to explore their own life's dynamics and thereby heal and grow. This edition contains updated information throughout the text, and completely new material, including chapters on eating disorders and abuse letters from perfect daughters in various stages of recovery, and helpful, affirming suggestions from Dr. Ackerman at the end of every chapter. This book is essential for every one who found validation, hope, courage and support in the pages of the original Perfect Daughters, as well as new readers and every therapist who confronts these issues. Also includes: a comprehensive reference section and complete index.

My Mama's Waltz

Author: Eleanor Agnew,Sharon Robideaux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671013868

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Offers emotional support to women hoping to overcome the trauma of an alcoholic mother, presenting advice on how to live a fulfilling life and furnishing personal case stories of other survivors who have achieved wholeness. Reprint. Tour.

Loving an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Author: M. D. Bey,R. N. Bey

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 1590771737

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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The child of an alcoholic develops patterns of behavior during childhood which carry over into adult life. As children they were taught to cover up the family secret and suppress their feelings. No matter what is going on, as adults, when asked how she or he is doing your partner will likely answer "fine." Distrust, fear of abandonment, and sensitivity to criticism are all major issues for your adult child. Recognizing these patterns and changing the ones that cause problems will help you and your partner enjoy a deeper relationship.

Recovery

Author: Herbert L. Gravitz,Julie D. Bowden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147906

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Rich with insight and awareness, Recovery explores the secrets, fears, hopes and issues that confront adult children of alcoholics. Authors and widely respected therapists and ACOA workshop leaders Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden detail in a clear question-and-answer format the challenges of control and inadequacy that ACOAs face as they struggle for recovery and understanding, stage-by-stage: Survival * Emergent Awareness * Core Issues * Transformations * Integration * Genesis. If you feel troubled by your post, Recovery will start you on the path of self-awareness, as it explores the searching questions adult children of alcoholics seek to hove answered: * How con I overcome my need for control? * Do all ACOAs ploy the some kind of roles in the family? * How do I overcome my fear of intimacy? * What is all-or-none functioning? * How can ACOAs maintain self-confidence and awareness after recovery? * How do ACOAs handle the family after understanding its influence? * And many other important questions about your post, family and feelings. Written with warmth, joy and real understanding, Recovery will inspire you to meet the challenges of the post and overcome the obstacles to your happiness.

After the Tears

Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma

Author: Jane Middelton-Moz,Lorie Dwinell

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757315135

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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Adult children of alcoholics have learned how to "survive," but often have difficulty "living" their lives. The trauma and grief of childhood losses affect every aspect of the life of an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). Now the authors of the bestselling After the Tears offer further insight into the origin and cost of childhood pain for those who grew up in alcoholic families. In this revised and expanded edition, Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell combine their years of experience in working with ACoAs, tackling issues such as intimacy, sibling relationships, codependency, breaking the alcoholic pattern, building a relationship with the inner child, forgiveness, and opening a window to spirituality.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Expanded Edition

Author: Janet G. Woititz

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558741127

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 135

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Describes the symptoms and treatment of alcoholism and examines the ways it can disrupt family relationships

The Healing Journey for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Author: Daryl E. Quick

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 9780830813285

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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I feel like people leave me abandoned all the time. Sometimes I'm so afraid for what seems like no reason. I just don't seem to have any energy. Why do the same thoughts keep racing through my mind? I usually don't feel happy or sad. If there isn't real excitement, I feel bored. I want to be close to people, but I just never make it. Do you see yourself in this list? Children of alcoholic parents have suffered wounds that affect their lives for years to come. They learn to protect themselves from the pattern of hurt that they have come to expect in life. The results of such constant vigilance against pain can range from ulcers, sleeplessness, addictions, depression and anger to a string of broken relationships. But adult children of alcoholics can go through a healing journey that will help them recover from their painful past and be set free to live as God intended. Daryl Quick takes readers step by step through new ways of feeling, thinking and acting that will replace the ineffective patterns they have been locked into for years. With moving stories and helpful exercises, Quick shows how adult children of alcoholics can find hope and healing. A book for those who want to recover from their past.

Treating adult children of alcoholics

a developmental perspective

Author: Stephanie Brown

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

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Contents: Introduction; The Children of Alcoholics; The Alcoholic Family Environment; Interactions, Patterns, and Adaptations; Trauma and Defensive Adaptations; The Impact of Parental Alcoholism on Attachment; The Impact of Parental Alcoholism on Identity Formation; The Process of Recovery--Theory; Preparation for Recovery--Drinking and Transition; Early Recovery; Ongoing Recovery; What Is Progress--Growing Up, Growing Out, and Coming Home. Index. References.

A workbook for healing

adult children of alcoholics

Author: Patty McConnell

Publisher: Winston Pr

ISBN: 9780866835268

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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Gives individuals who were raised by alcoholic parents advice on evaluating childhood experiences, resolving painful memories, and finding peace of mind

It Will Never Happen to Me

Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults

Author: Claudia Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159285771X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

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With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families--shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. First published 20 years ago, It Will Never Happen to Me is the definitive book/workbook for adult children of alcoholics.With her reassuring and informative approach, Claudia Black expertly identifies common issues faced by children who grew up in alcoholic families--shame, neglect, unreasonable role expectations, and physical abuse. Using narratives and profiles, she describes survival techniques characteristic of children raised in alcoholic families, including the unspoken laws of don't talk, don't trust, and don't feel. First explaining how such learned responses cause difficulties in adulthood, Black carefully guides readers in identifying self-defeating, destructive behaviors and finding a healthier, happier way to live.Key features and benefits: a proven seller by a respected recovery authorcontains easy-to-follow, useful exercisescan be used by individuals or in a therapeutic setting.

The ACOA Trauma Syndrome

The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

Author: Tian Dayton

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757316441

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Bestselling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood, and she shows how these traumas can become catalysts for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions. Through Dr. Dayton's insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, Adult Children of Alcoholics will learn how and why the pain they experienced in childhood plays out in their adult partnering and parenting, and they will learn how to restore health and happiness through their resilience.

Adult Children

Alcoholic/dysfunctional Families

Author: Adult Children of Alcoholics (Association)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978979706

Category: Adult children of alcoholics

Page: 646

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This is the official ACA Fellowship Text that is Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization (ACA WSO) Conference Approved Literature. Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families (ACA) is an independent 12 Step and 12 Tradition anonymous program.

The Complete ACOA Sourcebook

Adult Children of Alcoholics at Home, at Work and in Love

Author: Janet G. Woititz

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558749608

Category: Self-Help

Page: 500

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A one-volume collection of Dr. Woititz's three previous works: 'Adult Children of Alcoholics', 'Struggle for Intimacy', and 'The Self-Sabotage Syndrome'.

Struggle for Intimacy

Author: Janet G. Woititz

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0932194257

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 101

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Offers advice for the children of alcoholics on how to cope with their emotional problems and develop an intimate family relationship

Silent Sons

A Book for and About Men

Author: Robert Ackerman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124183

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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It could be you or someone you love. Strong, silent types are everywhere, and it is their telltale silence that has kept their problems hidden until now. A silent son can come from a family that coped with violence, alcoholism, child abuse, extreme rigidity, or divorce, but all silent sons have certain common characteristics: They keep things that bother them to themselves. They deny that unpleasant events occur. They fear letting people know them. They have difficulty interacting with their parents, spouses, or children. They have a strong fear of criticism. They are often angry. In Silent Sons, Dr. Robert Ackerman, a silent son himself, examines the problems that commonly confront silent sons, keeping them from experiencing the full range of human emotions. In a compassionate and hopeful voice, the author defines the silent son and examines the impact of parents, particularly fathers, on these men and shows how their dysfunctional upbringing affects their present relationships, especially with women. By putting aside anger, finding peace with one's self, and looking for support from other silent sons, Dr. Ackerman feels every man can realize his full potential and become a well balanced, healthy survivor.

Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics

For Adult Children of Alcoholics

Author: Rokelle Lerner

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780932194275

Category: Self-Help

Page: 372

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The messages that we give to ourselves are the most important messages we hear. The internal briefings and conversations we hold determine our attitudes, our behavior and the course of our lives. If, as children, we were criticized and shamed, our internal dialogue will be self-deprecating. If we are used to large doses of self-imposed sarcasm and negative reviews of our daily performance, we gradually mutilate our self-esteem, our creativity and our spirit. As adult children of alcoholics, we can continue to remain in the past and believe the negatives that we were taught; or we can change our beliefs with affirmative thoughts that can set us free into better and more expansive experiences. What we choose to believe will ultimately rule our world. Affirmations are a way to wake us up--to make us fully conscious and aware of the daily choices we make. And, as we learn to direct our thoughts, our feelings and behavior will naturally follow.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763649457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.

The Rock Star's Daughter

The Treadwell Academy Novels Book 1

Author: Caitlyn Duffy

Publisher: Lovestruck Literary

ISBN: 098339802X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 319

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At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book. When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer. With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent? Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines. Publisher’s Advisory: This book is intended for readers aged 12 and above. This book addresses topics of grief, infidelity, and includes romantic situations and mild language. We encourage parents to address mature topics associated with the difficult decisions of growing up with teen readers.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

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