I particularly like the section about family rules. If you are an adult daughter who grew up in an alcoholic family, you will probably see yourself in this book. And you will probably understand your behavior more after reading it. I took a long time to read it, so I could think about each chapter and how it may or may not relate to my life.
Growing up in this kind of family often leads to isolation. You may think that no one knows "the trouble I've seen. I found this help If you are an adult daughter who grew up in an alcoholic family, you will probably see yourself in this book. I found this helpful, and I would recommend it without reservation. Jul 22, Trish rated it it was amazing. I read it in undergrad when first started exploring adult children of alcoholic literature. I think I threw the book across the room a few times! I have been wanting to reread in the last couple of years but need to get up the nerve again.
I recommend to any adult daughter of an alcoholic parent. It was very helpful and revealing into certain aspects of my personality and actions. Mar 07, Leslie added it Shelves: Having had multiple friends who grew up in alcoholic homes, I read this to try to understand more about their experience and what that must have been like for them. I don't know that I could rate it since I can't speak to how true this was for them, but I did feel like it helped me see some of the challenges they've had to face.multi-account-trader.com/cache
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Jul 17, Anjuli rated it really liked it Shelves: A very user-friendly guide for clients. I do recommend this for clients. My client particularly enjoyed the lists throughout the book. Dec 01, Heather Holmes rated it liked it. This book is a little outdated, but it opened my eyes to some of my own demons. As a daughter of an alcoholic father, I could relate to much of the content.
I like that the author insists that there are variations to every alcoholic daughter, but there are many commonalities, too. It was an intriguing read. Sep 27, Jaclyn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As a daughter of an alcoholic, this was a fascinating book that really spoke to me. It opened my eyes to why I act the way I do in some situations, why I am an unrelenting perfectionist and my greatest critic, why I am so people-pleasing, etc.
I would definitely recommend this to any woman who grew up in an alcoholic family. Mar 04, Bridgett rated it really liked it Shelves: I related to a lot of the traits and problems described in this book, though I don't have much trouble with trust or intimacy. I thought, overall, the book was a good description of what it can be like to be female and grow up with an alcoholic parent. Oct 22, Salina Gonzales Frazier rated it really liked it.
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A little preachy and godly for my taste, but once I was able to get past that I found this book immensely helpful. I have only recently begun researching "Adult Children of Alcoholics" and this book was significant insight into my own behaviors. Mar 30, Claire rated it liked it Shelves: These books seem to be more useful for the person who has grown up with an active alcoholic in the home. Although I identify with some of the characteristics, I can't identify with the reasons for the characteristics. Apr 14, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of this is a little touchy-feely for my tastes, but there's a lot of interesting sociological phenomenon in this book.
I don't think I've processed it from an emotional stand point yet; that might take some time. Nov 18, Nora Tate rated it it was amazing. This book is a must read for anyone who has grown up in an alcoholic household. It will help put you on the path to freedom and understanding. The stories that were added in to the new addition help you feel as you are not alone. I highly recommend it. Jan 02, Suzanne added it. I read this book in my early 20's and it was pivotal to my understanding of human behavior within my own family.
I ended up lending it to a work colleague who was struggling Hopefully it guided her as it did for me. Oct 04, Candace added it. I do think we should all read this before we choose who we are going to marry. The review must be at least 50 characters long.
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My father was an alcoholic, I am the oldest of 3 siblings and I totally ifentified with this book. This book has helped me understand a lot of things about my adult behavior. This is one of my favorite highlights: I had no clue I have somehow become codependent But there is hope Absolutely so helpful to me. Recommend this book to anyone who is affected by alcoholism really. This book explained the behavior of every one of my siblings, including my self because of my father's alcoholism. So grateful to read about all this so I know I'm not alone in this horrible situation.
I usually loan out books after I've read them but I'd rather buy this book again if someone needs it and send it to them because I'm keeping this book to refer back to when I'm depressed and feeling low about the situation. It really did give me the necessary confidence to realize it really isn't me I got this as suggestion by friend. It's great to relate to others who are ACA daughters as myself but I feel the author is referring too much to the s and before rather than new evidence that has come out that is really helpful. Glad this book exists for those who need it. This was my first book on being an adult child of an alcoholic, and I was not disappointed.
I will say, there were a lot of personal letters written to the author in the book, which was nice and all, but not very comforting for me; I already know I'm not alone in this situation.
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Others may disagree and find them helpful, but that is just me! I have been having a lot of the issues that other ACOAs go through. I have a tendency towards perfectionism, sometimes to the point of not even starting something, because I know that I wont be perfect at it. This book, while interesting to read, wasn't enlightening. I didn't really learn anything from it that I hadn't learned from other more informative ACOA books, and I felt that it didn't fit me and my issues. It also seemed very generalized, for a book specialized towards "perfect daughters" It covered a wide range of personality types, and the ways that a daughter of an alcoholic learns to cope, just not what I 'thought' a perfect daughter was.
It would be a great book for those just beginning to explore this subject, and could probably give some a feeling of not being alone in their pain. Throughout my whole life I felt excluded, lost, confused, and a stranger to myself. After recently looking for help I was told to read a book about adult children. Throughout reading this book I've started to better understand myself, my path, my past, and hope for the future.
I highly recommend this book!
This book was recommended by my therapist who is also an ACOA. I started this book with the intention of proving her wrong. I had no idea that nearly all of my current issues were tied so deeply to my childhood experiences due largely to my detachment which was explained in thorough detail.
It was incredibly eye-opening! Knowing what the true problems are is a tremendous relief, and it will make it so much easier to move on. One person found this helpful. I didn't realize the impact having an I didn't realize the impact having an alcoholic parent had on me.
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