Fika Mental Health
Book Suggestions - Difficult Family Relationships
As much as we love our families sometimes the relationships or dynamics we experience can be confusing, frustrating, or just downright difficult. Here are a few resources that help create awareness and reduce the feeling of isolation in your exploration.
1. "Family Estrangements: How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Move On" by Barbara LeBey
2. "Toxic Family Relationships: Recognize, Respond to, and Recover from Dysfunctional Families" by Astrid M. Richardson
3. "The Enabler: When Helping Harms the Ones You Love" by Angelyn Miller
4. "Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
5. "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk
6. "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness" by Kay Redfield Jamison
7. "The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence" by Gavin de Becker
8. "Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You" by Susan Forward
9. "Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself" by Melody Beattie
10. "Adult Children of Divorce: Confused Love Seekers" by Geraldine K. Piorkowski
It's important to remember that healing from difficult family relationships can be a long and complex journey, and seeking the support of a therapist would also be helpful in this process. Claim your free consultation today.