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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.


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