you come away from contact with your parents with unbearable feelings of
rage, low self-esteem, and depression?
Are your parents hypercritical, manipulative, and/or controlling?
No matter how much you do for your parent, is it never enough?
No one should have to endure an abusive, unhealthy relationship that
threatens his or her well-being -- even if that relationship is with a parent. A
family and child counselor with fifteen years experience, Beverly Engel divorced
her own mother three years ago -- not because of past abuse, but because of the
continual abuse she received as an adult. Engel realized that divorcing her
mother was vital to her own physical and emotional health.
In this ground-breaking book, Engel draws on her own personal experience, as
well as the stories and letters of other adult children, to offer a complete
guide to why, when, and how to divorce a parent, including how to divorce a
parent after his or her death and what to do if you change your mind.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Beverly Engel's premise--that some parents, like some
spouses, are basically incorrigible--is a relief....This book is a primer, a
place from which to begin to build a healthier life."
Los Angeles Times
"A unique, empathetic guide for those extreme
circumstances where making peace with a parent is not possible and divorce is
the only healthy choice."
—Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
Author of Making Peace with Your Parents
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Hardcover - Lowell House, Los Angeles,1990
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