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Adult survivors of toxic family members, tools to maintain boundaries, deal with criticism, and heal from shame after ties have been cut, Sherrie Campbell, PhD - trade paperback

"For many people, cutting ties with a toxic family member is a crucial step away from a legacy of dysfunction and toward healing and well-being. In Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members, psychologist Sherrie Campbell offers readers effective strategies for setting strong boundaries after ending contact with a toxic family member and provides powerful tools to help them heal from shame, self-doubt, and stigma"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part 1. Making peace with your decision -- Understand that severing ties is self-protection -- Why you still hurt -- See boundaries as good to have -- The critical need to grieve -- The social void of broken family bonds -- Part 2. Your personal healing is now possible -- The core wounds of self-doubt and unworthiness -- How toxic shame develops -- Leave toxic shame behind -- Emotional loneliness and feelings of disconnection -- Emerge from feeling broken -- Moving toward empathy and self-love -- The path to your deepest, most lasting connection -- Part 3. Practical ways to handle the aftermath -- Family members can continue to be vindictive -- Handling secondary abuse: gifts and cards, financial abuse, and family illness and death -- The dirty work of using people, holidays, social media, and major events -- Protecting valuable relationships with nontoxic family members
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
viii, 210 pages, 23 cm

Library Locations

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