Toxic Parents - Susan Forward

Toxic Parents

By Susan Forward

  • Release Date: 1989-08-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 90 Ratings


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them.

When you were a child...

Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless?

Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?

Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?

Were you frightened of your parents?

Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you are an adult...

Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?

Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?

Do your parents control you with threats or guilt?

Do they manipulate you with money?

Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents?

In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.


  • Worth the read

    By katiebm88
    My parents and I have a better relationship because of this book and boundaries
  • Read and Learn (to change)

    By randman25
    This book will rock your world. For me it's like scales being removed from my eyes, and learning I'm not the problem. It's never too late to shed your Toxic Parents. Only wish I could tell this author in person what this book meant to me.
  • Life changing book!

    By 1shopper22
    Growing up with toxic parents who were raised by toxic parents I can't express how much this book has changed my life!! I have bought this book for several people in my life and I plan on buying more!! You will not be the same after this book ❤️
  • Toxic Parents

    By Rocking this app
    This book saved my life. It helped me to understand why my parents do what they do, and how I can stop it from happening to me. It was recommend to me by my minister. It has changed my life.
  • Excellent

    By iTunesApril
    My therapist is working through this book with me, and it's been extremely helpful. Of course, with any self-help book, you have to be willing to help yourself.... you will work, and it will be difficult. But it's worth it :-)