When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart

Author: Joel Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003968
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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Joel Young. Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written in a clear, reassuring manner by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with noted medical writer Christine Adamec, author of many books in the field. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look, not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation.

When A Prodigal Breaks Your Heart

Author: Nancy Ferrin
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449765084
Size: 39.34 MB
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When A Prodigal Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Nancy Ferrin. By 1993, God had blessed Nancy Ferrin with six precious children. One was taken home to heaven soon after birth, but the others were her treasures here on earth. The early years were uneventful and filled with activities, family fun, and spiritual training. However, the teen years led one son on an unexpected, destructive path. Heartbreak grew when a few years later, her only daughter followed in her brother’s footsteps. During those agonizing years, God’s peace sustained Nancy as she turned to Him repeatedly for understanding and strength. Because there are countless other parents dealing with similar struggles, this book is intended to help with the confusion and uncertainty of the prodigal years.

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: Nash Format (PublishDrive)
ISBN: 6177279937
Size: 33.60 MB
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from the Author: Susan Cain. Кілька століть нам нав’язували ідеальний образ людини — комунікабельної, харизматичної, енергійної, — мовляв, саме ці риси — запорука успіху. Тому й не дивно, що більшість переступила через себе, намагаючись відповідати цьому взірцеві. Сьюзен Кейн вважає, що час скинути маски, і на численних прикладах з політики, бізнесу, освіти, громадського та культурного життя розповідає, у чому криється потенціал тихих людей. Кейн сама інтроверт, тому щиро ділиться порадами, як здобути успіх на роботі і в особистому житті, при цьому залишаючись самим собою.

Author: Джоан Гаррис
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661490724
Size: 37.55 MB
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from the Author: Джоан Гаррис. Чарівним вітром змін до маленького французького містечка завіяло чудову жінку та її маленьку дочку. Згодом Віана Роше відкриває на головній міській площі шоколадну крамничку, де готує чудові тістечка, запашну каву та головне — шоколад на усякий смак. Здається, ця дивовижна жінка здатна дібрати ключик до будь-якого серця, бо вона має чудовий дар — вгадувати потаємні бажання людей та усі печалі лікувати солодкими ласощами. Але тільки коли Віана зустрічає молодого цигана Ру, вона нарешті розуміє власні бажання…

Forgiving Others And Trusting God A Handbook For Survivors Of Child Abuse Experience Healing For Deep Wounds That Hinder Your Relationship With

Author: J. E. Norris-Bernal
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612159605
Size: 62.71 MB
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Forgiving Others And Trusting God A Handbook For Survivors Of Child Abuse Experience Healing For Deep Wounds That Hinder Your Relationship With from the Author: J. E. Norris-Bernal. Why yet another book about forgiveness? Abundant literature, written from Christian and other spiritual perspectives, is available specifying why forgiving those who offend us results in such improved physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health. What makes this book unique, however, is that it deals strictly with survivors of child abuse and the profound ways that they are affected for life without some type of intervention. Learning to forgive, healing from abuse, and trusting/finding intimacy with Father God are three processes that are difficult, if not impossible, for most survivors of child abuse to experience. The power inherent in forgiveness contributes enormously to healing for deep wounds and the realization of true intimacy with the One we are privileged to call Abba, Father. Many survivors' highly personal, deeply sensitive, and incredibly dramatic accounts of abuse suffered, their choices to forgive, their experiences of deep healing, and ultimately the fulfillment of lifelong desires for closeness with God are documented in Forgiving Others and Trusting God . . . Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse. You will find these accounts both inspirational and unforgettable! Even if you never were victimized as a child, you will gain plenty of hands-on, practical tools to assist in your own journey from overcoming any emotional or spiritual obstacles and hindrances to forgiving others and trusting God. J. E. Norris-Bernal, M.S., was a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years and an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ms. Norris-Bernal is currently a college professor teaching English and Psychology courses. She is also a Christian life coach for local and long-distance clientele. Prior to her work as a mental health professional, Ms. Norris-Bernal was a professional editor for 10 years. She resides in Arizona with her husband, and they have three adult children living in Southern California.

Clutching Poochie

Author: Jane Bozman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469140616
Size: 80.43 MB
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Clutching Poochie from the Author: Jane Bozman. This is a record of how I dealt with sexual abuse before I was old enough to have words to talk about it. I have always known Poochie's name, but I did not understand who she was. It turns out she was the defining presence in my life. From the moment I jumped out of my skin on to the wall when I was three, I was eager to talk about it with someone. Those around me focused on the legal definition of rape. I did not know about rape, but I wondered why I jumped out of my skin.

Eldercare For Dummies

Author: Rachelle Zukerman
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN:
Size: 59.71 MB
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Eldercare For Dummies from the Author: Rachelle Zukerman. Cope with legal, financial, and medical issues Minimize anxiety and stress and make the later years golden Need help caring for an elderly loved one? This sensitive, reassuring guide provides strategies for assessing older persons' needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety, and enhancing quality of life - all while respecting their dignity. You'll see how to manage physical disabilities and chronic health problems, evaluate nursing homes, and help elders control their destinies. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

After Your Child Divorces

Author: Marjorie Lee Chandler
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310205548
Size: 80.64 MB
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After Your Child Divorces from the Author: Marjorie Lee Chandler. Drawing insight from Scripture and Christian psychologists, this book guides your recovery from one of life's toughest blows, the divorce of one of your children.

The Death Of An Adult Child

Author: Jeanne Webster Blank
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780895031785
Size: 62.47 MB
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The Death Of An Adult Child from the Author: Jeanne Webster Blank. This new work addresses the phenomenon of parental grief in general, emphasizing the experiences of parents of children who died at ages eighteen and over. The author, Jeanne Webster Blank, wrote this work because she needed help in dealing with her grief after her 39-year-old daughter died of breast cancer in 1987. This is not a clinical study; it is based solely on the personal experiences of the author and some sixty other bereaved parents who answered her questionnaire. This book demonstrates that bereaved parents share many similar reactions to their adult child's death; it lets grieving parents know it is acceptable to feel and act the way they do; it attempts to explain what is happening to them; it tells them what others have done to help themselves; it assures them that some day they will be better, though never completely the way they were before their loss.