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Susan Forward, PhD, is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer, and author. Her books include the number-one New York Times bestsellers Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents. In addition to her private practice, she has served as a therapist, instructor, and visa mer consultant in numerous Southern California psychiatric and medical facilities. visa färre

Verk av Susan Forward

Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters (2013) — Författare — 158 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Obsessive Love: When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go (1991) 102 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Money Demons (1994) 24 exemplar


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I've spoken to a lot of people, both men and women, stuck in abusive relationships. If you've ever wondered how a man or woman in an abusive relationship can't "just leave", this book explains why and how it happens. I've been in a long-term relationship with someone I suspected was a misogynist, but never confirmed until I read this. He wasn't verbally or physically abusive, but he was very emotionally abusive and believed women owed him everything. And I'd never felt freer than when we finally broke up years later.

To anyone who thinks abuse is just physical, think again. Verbal and emotional abuse can inflict just as much damage, especially in the long-term.

I'm on a path to self-healing, and this book has helped me examine some of the relationships I've had in the past, and why I found it so hard to "just leave". Well-written with real-life examples, I found it to be a riveting read. A must-read if you suspect you're in an abusive relationship, have been in the past, or know somebody who is and want to help or understand them.
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galian84 | Dec 1, 2023 |
I don't often read books in the "self help" genre, but the title on this one caught my attention. Let's just say my mother and I have not had a good relationship, and it has deteriorated considerably over time. I was just curious whether this book would give me new insights that might be useful.

The book basically describes 5 archetypes of "mothers who can't love". I could relate to several of them, but they are more extreme than anything I encountered. She then provides case studies and discusses how various daughters have struggled in life as a result of these relationships. The book then ends on a prescriptive note.

I actually thought the advice in the book was dead on. I had already followed all of it pretty much from a much younger age and as a result I did not suffer the way some of these daughters have suffered. So kudos to Forward for delivering great advice in a clear and very sympathetic way. Also, there's no easy answer for daughters . . .because the mothers really don't or can't change, and the daughters have to realize that they are still lovable people. Not easy after feeling rejected by a parent.

For some, this could be a four or five star read, but I personally didn't relate strongly to any of the five "types". That made it harder for me to appreciate the book. I think the types were overemphasized a bit when the reality is that basically the mother's either couldn't love or didn't love their daughters, but oftentimes did like controlling them. I was hoping to learn more about why some mothers don't love their children or don't act in a loving way. The true tales were illustrative, but not quite fleshed out of enough to make for gripping reading.

It probably would be a higher rated book within the genre of self help, but as an overall read, I felt three stars was appropriate.
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Anita_Pomerantz | 3 andra recensioner | Mar 23, 2023 |
> Babelio :

> LE CHANTAGE AFFECTIF, Quand ceux que nous aimons nous manipulent, de Susan Forward - Éditions InterEditions. — Le chantage affectif est bien déroutant. Si certains manipulateurs formulent des menaces explicites, d'autres manient les tromperies et subterfuges avec habileté.
Dans son livre, fort bien étayé et original à plus d'un titre, Susan Forward montre à ses lecteurs, comment reconnaître et désamorcer une demande inacceptable, même si elle se cache sous les couleurs de l'amour.
L'auteur identifie les symptômes d'une stratégie de manipulation. Ils sont au nombre de 6 : exigence, résistance, pression, menace, capitulation, répétitions. Puis, elle brosse le portrait type des manipulateurs qu'ils soient bourreaux, flagellants, martyrs ou marchands de faux espoirs…
Orientant ensuite son investigation en direction des victimes, Susan Forward souligne que les trois sentiments les plus habituels sur lesquels agissent les manipulations sont la peur, le sens du devoir et la culpabilité.
Infos Yoga, (19), Sept./Oct. 1998, (p. 26)
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Joop-le-philosophe | Jan 30, 2023 |
Interesting about bad influence of some parents.
kslade | 10 andra recensioner | Dec 8, 2022 |



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