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« on: November 17, 2010, 10:42:42 AM »

Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
Author: John Friel, PhD, and Linda D. Friel, MA
Publisher: Health Communications (September, 1990)
Paperback: 200 pages
ISBN-10: 0932194532
ISBN-13: 9780932194534




Book Description
It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have untreated mental illness, perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one?

Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it.

About the Authors
John C. Friel is a psychologist in private practice and is director of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Lifeworks Clinic, an intense short-term treatment program for Adult Children, Co-dependency, Addiction and compulsivity issues.

Linda D. Friel is a Certified chemical Dependency Practitioner and has designed and implemented a hospital-based co-dependency treatment program. She currently specializes in therapy for Adult Children, Co-dependency issues and for Survivors of Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 02:35:45 PM »

just got it on my ipod -- looks good! not sure if my family qualifies as dysfunctional enough, but my mom is uBPD and my dad's an enabler and my mom's parents were messed up. hmm... .
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 09:47:39 PM »

so i started this... .the writing style is really stilted, dated, and even a little patronizing. despite this, it's actually not all bad! not loving it though, not anxious to finish.
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