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What are some good books about how to deal with family issues?

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Last Updated: 12/18/2017 at 6:25pm
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November 8th, 2014 9:45am
Feeling Good Together by David Burns - a book about using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in conflicts with others. It has lots of exercises and good examples, and it's very accessible.
December 8th, 2014 3:40pm
7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey seems to me to be a good place to start exploring how to work around / sort out family issues.
January 2nd, 2015 2:55am
My favorite book on family issues is "Toxic Parents" by Susan Forward. It's especially helpful for adults of any age who have been abused or manipulated by their parents.
November 10th, 2014 7:24am
I can suggest you to look into 'Emotional Intelligence' by Daniel Goleman and 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' by John Grey. Both are really good books, that could really help us well in dealing with family issues.
November 12th, 2014 4:58am
Stress and coping in families, Maguire, Katheryn; Surviving Step-families, Gregg-Carr, Michael; Surviving Adolescents, Gregg-Carr, Michael
December 24th, 2014 12:36am
The Everything Self-Esteem Book: Boost Your Confidence, Achieve Inner Strength, and Learn to Love Yourself by Robert M. Sherfield is a great self help book that takes a deep look into how your family and friends have shaped the view you have of yourself. It helps you to be more understanding of why they do the things they do and how not to let it affect you emotionally.
November 23rd, 2014 7:05am
The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has helped me a lot. It's a great book and I highly recommend it!
December 19th, 2014 8:34pm
Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John and Linda Friel "It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a readable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it."
December 29th, 2014 1:24am
Split by Swati Avasthi. It's a book about the effects abuse can have on families. It's written... poignantly, to say the least. It sucks you right into the emotion and struggle the family feels, and in its own way, it is beautiful.
September 28th, 2015 1:06am
Life is the best book your own life will teach you everything or you can read about other's life because we do not have life time to repeat mistakes again and again .. read about other's life learn from there mistakes and keep moving
February 1st, 2016 11:34am
Family Problems : Stress, Risk and Resilience by Joyce A. Arditti , Toxic Parents;overcoming their hurtful legacy and reclaiming legacy by Susan Forward, Mind in the making : 7 essential life skills a child needs by Ellen Galinsky
July 25th, 2016 10:08am
Some good books are fault in our stars because it shows a crisis and how it effects everyone and problems
December 18th, 2017 6:25pm
The most helpful book I have found, and a great place to start, is Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud. It was very eye opening knowing exactly what a boundary was, how to enforce it, and how boundaries are essential to our relationships and their health.