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Dysfunctional Families

Dysfunctional Families

Are you a victim of Spider Love? Does your dysfunctional family drain all your energy?

Dysfunctional Families: The Truth Behind the Happy Family Facade is a collection of 45 essays offering reflections on dysfunctional family life, caregiving, the drama addiction, developing self-esteem and learning to live authentically, and spirituality. The book exposes many of the secrets that hide in dysfunctional families, and also provides a profoundly unique perspective on money problems, clearing clutter, creating your own reality, and more.

One of the hallmarks of dysfunctional families is secrecy, and I hope that by sharing my insights, I can offer validation for others who may be involved in dysfunctional relationships.

The only way to heal from the trauma of dysfunctional family life and discover who we really are is to expose the secrets we grew up with, see through the illusions we were taught, and figure out what’s really true about our families, ourselves, and the world.

When I was caregiving for my elderly parents from 2001 to 2008, I talked with many other caregivers who were trying to cope with dysfunctional family issues at the same time that they had to navigate the difficult experience of caregiving. I started blogging on dysfunctional families because I saw a need for exposing the secrets that we grow up with in our dysfunctional families.

The more clearly we can see the issues, the more authentic we can become.

Contents:

Families
Spider Love
Maybe It's Not You
Unwilling Martyr
Disobeying the Status Quo
Let Me Have My Own Life, Please
The Drama Addiction
Beyond the Drama Addiction
That Old Black Magic
The Financial Abyss
Does Money Grow on Trees?

Caregiving
There is Life After Caregiving
Post-Funeral Detox
Life Force Energy Debt
Caregiver Guilt…and All That Jazz
No, Really, We're Fine
Dream Healing
Father’s Day
End-of-Life Service
Time to Move On
Taking Care of Yourself
The Dream is the Revealer

Recovery
Embrace Your Inner Gargoyle
Retraining Your Brain
Being There for Yourself
Finding Your Own Rhythm
What's Under the Anger Pile
Living Someone Else’s Deprivation
Inferior? Who, Me?
Letting Go of the Victim Mentality
Getting to the Heart of the Anger
Expect the Best
Clearing the Old Clutter
Whose Worldview Have You Got?
The Blender Effect
The End of Struggle
Not Quite Me, Not Quite You

Spirituality
Living in Layers
Universe on the Wall
Giving and Receiving
How to Get More of What You Want
Nourish Your Divinity
Invite Yourself In
Who Do Your Parents Think You Are?
Disaster Relief
Nature’s Music

Feed your soul and learn how to cope with Dysfunctional Families.

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This site includes information on the subject of family dysfunction. Information represents one writer's point of view, is for general purposes only, and is not to be construed in any way as professional counseling or mental health advice.

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