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Adult children: the secrets of dysfunctional families by John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

By John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

It's expected that as many as 34 million humans grew up in alcoholic houses. yet what in regards to the remainder of us? What approximately households that had no alcoholism, yet did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy difficulties, melancholy, difficulties in expressing emotions, plus the entire different character characteristics which can produce a kin method very similar to an alcoholic one? numerous thousands folks fight with all these dysfunctions each day, and until eventually very lately we struggled by myself. Pulling jointly either thought and scientific perform, John and Linda Friel supply a readable clarification of what occurred to us and the way we will be able to rectify it.

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Sexual dysfunction 11. Suspiciousness 12. Intimacy problems 13. Dissociation 14. Flat affect 15. Difficulty concentrating 16. Excessive anger 17. Low frustration tolerance 18. Passive/aggressive personality 19. Extreme dependency 20. Inability to be interdependent 21. Inability to play or have fun 22. Inability to be assertive 23. People-pleasing 24. Approval seeking 25. Identity confusion Page 26 Physical 1. Chemical dependency 2. Eating disorders 3. Accident proneness/chronic pain syndrome 4.

44. We are embarrassed about our bodies. 45. We don't know why we're here. 46. We suffer as much as we can. 47. We see a police car and feel like we've done something wrong. 48. We sacrifice our dignity for false security. Page 21 49. We demand love and rarely get it. 50. We wish for things instead of going out and getting what we want or need. 51. We hope for the best, expect the worst and never enjoy the moment. 52. We feel like the rest of the human race was put here to make us feel intensely uncomfortable while eating at a restaurant alone.

2'9287-25037 ISBN 0-932194-53-2 © 1988 John and Linda Friel ISBN 0-932194-53-2 All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher. Published by Health Communications, Inc.  And especially to our children, Kristin, Rebecca and David that their lives may be full and warm and true.

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