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Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents Audiobook

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

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Publisher's Summary

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you'll learn how to create positive new relationships so you can build a better life.

©2015 Lindsay C. Gibson (P)2016 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, gives practical insight into a prevalent problem.... The book is impeccably clear.... This utter lack of confusion makes the book quite soothing, despite the heavy subject." (Foreword Magazine)

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    Shamzki 06/11/2016
    Shamzki 06/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing, enlightening!!"

    After struggling with my mother and siblings for 20 years, this book is an amazing englightenment to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorota Kotowicz 19/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great tool for self discovery"

    A great read for understanding yourself and others wrote with compassion and without judgement. I recommend it!

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    04/06/16
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    "Life-changing"
    What made the experience of listening to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents the most enjoyable?

    This book completely revolutionized my life. These concepts of emotionally immature people vs. emotionally mature people, and internalizers vs. externalizers, etc., explain so very much about my existence and the family dynamic I've experienced. It helped to clear up most of the confusion I had regarding my driven parents, and answered questions I didn't even know how to articulate. It truly brought so much healing into my soul, I couldn't get enough of it. I will definitely keep listening to this over and over again, especially when I need the reassurance, clarity, guidance and encouragement that I may never receive from my family. I wish I could hug the author and adopt her as a mentor. What a deep, insightful, and caring individual Dr. Gibson must be, to have written this book. What a blessing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


    SO many A-Ha moments, I am still trying to process it all.


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • K_Scofield
    20/07/16
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    "Astonishing information."

    It seem that my whole life I was searching for the information in this book. I came upon this book by strange chance, and I'm so pleased to have found it. Thank you audible for having us in your library this book has shown me so much about myself and my family structure. I absolutely recommend it, not only to those who feel that they might have emotionally immature parents, but also for those people who feel that their own partner might be suffering from emotionally immature parents. Performance only gets 3 stars because the narrator seemed to inconsistently flip-flop between the "character voice" to a regular reading voice when it came to the case studies, or examples from clients.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shree
    29/09/16
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    "Explanation on why and practical advice on how to handle"

    This book was truly life changing in discovering not only why but how and what to do regarding growing up with emotionally immature parents. I plan to re-read it again to fully absorb it all. I especially liked the examples provided as most all were relatable.

    The narrator was borderline unbearable and were it literally any other audiobook I would have promptly returned it. She sounded like she was teaching 1st graders, tone was off. I hope this is not her day job.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Danielle Stewart
    23/03/17
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    "Helpful"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book. While not the most "enjoyable" subject matter, the book does a good job in breaking down emotionally immature archetypes and helps you recognize your situation. If you have a parent/s who continue to hurt you, this book is very insightful and helpful in moving forward while protecting yourself.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rena
    27/11/16
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    "informative, but repetitive"

    I found this book extremely helpful both personally and professionally. it was, however, somewhat repetitive and the reader sounded stilted. If you can get past that, this book will be an excellent resource.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    United States
    16/11/16
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    "Excellent "

    Concise, honorable, nonjudgmental presentation of emotional immaturity. Easy to identify with descriptions of how that effects relationships. Sound advice and encouragement on acting more emotionally mature.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D. Villalpando
    USA
    11/10/16
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    "Emotional maturity is a topic worthy of study"
    If you could sum up Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents in three words, what would they be?

    Helpful and informative


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the text was able to both discuss the effect of a lack of emotional maturity of parents on their grown children as well as discussing emotional maturity in general. I didn't feel that I was getting only a look at "this is what happened to these adults" but rather a continuum of the effects of emotional immaturity in all stages, including the ability to reflect on my own life and emotional maturity as a parent and how it may affect my children.


    What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was well delivered and kept me interested. I'm a slow reader, and so I expect it would have taken me much longer to get through a print version, but Ms. Gavin kept the text moving along and always kept me interested.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not based on the book


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, I was very pleased with the book as a study of emotional maturity at all levels. It was very helpful and gave me a good understanding of the subject, and made me want to learn more, not to mention find ways to mature emotionally. It also did help to a great degree regarding digging into the past and finding the roots of why we act the way we do.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    22/03/17
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    "highly recommended"

    I will be referencing this book while working on the issues it discusses- I found it extremely insightful, detailed, and easy to follow. I really disliked the narrator's style of speaking, but found the book so helpful I was able to overlook that easily. It is well worth listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Luisa
    14/07/16
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    "OK book, terrible narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This narrator should be banned from Audible!!! She is painful to listen to!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Some good stuff


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marguerite Gavin?

    Renee Raudman


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    PARK RIDGE, IL, United States
    12/10/16
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    "Inspiring & Realistically Relevant"

    Dr. Gibson has done a superb job capturing the subtle nuances of men and women sadly impacted by emotionally unavailable parents. Her descriptions are spot-on and parallel my clinical experiences. She provides not only a clearly articulated understanding of the impact neglected parental patterns can have on adult-children but a hopeful and attainable message rooted in neuroscience that change is possible. Bravo! - Ken Celiano, Psy.D.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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