My Wish for You
"My hope is to provide relief from the confusion and emotional suffering that emotionally immature parents arouse in their children. If this book helps you understand your emotional loneliness or helps you create deeper emotional connections and more rewarding intimacy in your life, then I will have accomplished my mission. If it helps you see yourself as a worthy person who is no longer at the mercy of other people’s manipulations, I will have done my job. I know you’ve suspected much of what you are about to read, and I’m here to tell you that you were right all along.
Adult Children of
Emotionally Immature Parents
Are you one of the countless people who grew up with emotionally immature parents? If your parent's needs came first, you may still recall painful moments of childhood emotional neglect, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of maturity in an effort to compensate for your parents’ behavior. And although you likely cultivated strengths such as self-reliance and independence along the way—strengths that have served you well as an adult—having to be the emotionally mature person in your relationship with your parent is confusing and exhausting.
Emotionally immature parents take a toll on their children. Emotional loneliness is often the result of having parents who were so wrapped up in their own issues they neglected your needs for connection and attention, and even expected you to make them feel better.
You can free yourself from the depleting role of catering to the needs of the emotionally immature. Once you understand how these immature people function, you will no longer feel guilty or ashamed for not helping them more. You will learn how to reconnect with your true self while interacting with others in ways that keep you from being emotionally drained.
Who You Were Meant To Be
Inside you is a unique, trustworthy true Self that guides your growth with a still, small voice. This is your deepest nature, and who you were meant to be. When you follow its urgings toward increased energy, you will find more joy in experiences and relationships.
Finding and fulfilling our purpose in life it is an instinct we all share. Yet many of us are living the lives expected of us by our family, friends and society. Guilt and loyalty can tell us we have no right to our own dreams, and inner doubts can make us fearful of trying for a better future.
By understanding the fears, frustrations and loyalties that sabotage your dreams and personal growth, you can free yourself from the doubt and shame that hold you back. Who You Were Meant to Be provides a practical road map out of old habits, showing you how to defuse anxieties and reconnect with your core energy as you identify and overcome the tricky sources of self-defeat. In this seminal book, you will find out how to discover your true purpose in life and become the person you have always wanted to be.