An Adult Child's Guide to What's 'Normal' by John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.

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

You have got all started to accommodate the ache and trauma of being raised in a dysfunctional kin and now you are prepared to guide a fit existence. yet: are you aware what fit humans do? have you learnt what's "normal"? are you aware the right way to ask undesirable site visitors to go away? In An grownup kid's consultant to what is "Normal", John and Linda Friel have written a pragmatic advisor to residing a fit existence. Your mom and dad won't were capable of educate you social talents however it isn't too past due to profit them now. learn this consultant and the way to reply to the demanding situations, difficulties and traps that we're confronted with day-by-day.

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Instead of wishing for things and never getting them, we now ask for what we need and want, knowing that we will not always get it, but continuing to try where our chances are optimal. 51. We have hope, we rarely get pessimistic and we live life as it comes. 52. We can eat in a restaurant alone and be comfortable. In fact, our alone time is very important to us. 53. When we have a problem or a complaint, we know how to assert ourselves without being rageful or passive-aggressive. 54. When we fall in love, we stay in the relationship long enough to find our if it is a fit for us.

We know that children have no power over adults and that sexual abuse is always the fault of the perpetrator. Page 9 61. We have grieved the fact that we had a parent who was chronically ill when we were growing up. 62. We have grieved the fact that we had a parent who was mentally ill when we were growing up. 63. We have grieved and dealt with the fear of abandonment stemming from the fact that we had no parents when we were growing up. 64. Instead of just surviving, we are beginning to celebrate our lives each day.

Decisions are easy to make. Following through with decisions is something else again. If you find yourself making hundreds of decisions but following through with few of them, go back to step one. "My life has become unmanageable. " Actions speak louder than words. Decisions happen in our heads. We vote with our feet. Page 34 10. Power This one is very confusing for most of us. We see it and want it, we've been hurt by it time and again, and we embrace it and recoil from it at the same time. If we're female, we say, "I want power!

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