The best books about Adult Children Who Want To Understand Their Parents.
Whitney Goodman, LMFT answers your questions about accepting your parents.
This worksheet is for those of you who are hoping to develop more empathy and understanding for your parent’s experience.
Understanding your parent does not change or reduce the impact of their behavior, but it can be one of the first steps on the path to acceptance.
You may need to restate or explain boundaries when things change in the relationship, or you’re experiencing a moment of stress.
If you’re an adult living with your parents for any reason, you may be experiencing some unique challenges.
It’s important to find a therapist who has experience in this area. Review this guide for things to look for and ask about.
Before you set a boundary with an emotionally immature parent, there are a few things I want you to consider.
If a parent was an adult child’s biggest bully, should they be forced to care for them at the end of their life?
If you've decided you cannot help your parent with something physically, financially, or emotionally, here are some ways to tell them respectfully.
For many adult children, there comes a time when they have to abandon the fantasy of the relationship they wish they had with their parents.
This worksheet will help you identify when you should take advice from a parent and when to follow your own path.
In adulthood, we need to be able to think for ourselves and not simply follow what has been taught to us by our parents or family members.
A key part of adulthood is integrating your parent’s advice and deciding when it is important to take it or leave it.
This is the delicate dance of adulthood: figuring out when you need independence and distance from your parents and when you need closeness and deference.
For some adults, their parents are not the people who love them the most.
This worksheet may give you clarity about what you can come to expect from your emotionally immature parent in moments of distress.
When you release the fantasy of who you wish they were and accept who they are, healing can begin.
Many adults also have issues with their parents throughout adulthood and feel like they need to discuss what happened and why.