Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents - Lindsay C. Gibson

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

By Lindsay C. Gibson

  • Release Date: 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 593 Ratings


If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

• The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety
• The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone
• The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting
• The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory


  • Life changing

    By Fbbhjj
    I’ve never read a book so quickly in my life that resonated so deeply.
  • Beautiful.

    By Cheezboy12
    Truly, beautiful. This has helped me in so many ways uncover the truth I’ve always known and experienced, and validate my existence and reality. Thank you.
  • Redundant

    By joshua1990dudeguy
    Some useful info but was increasingly difficult to stay engaged as the pages flipped by. The desire to read on was held back by redundancy.
  • Extremely helpful

    By AndrewSorge
    Thank you! This book has been so helpful to me and my healing journey. I am so blessed to have found this book. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making this available!!!
  • This book changed my life

    By spathos
    It gave me a language for experiences that I didn’t have words for. Well written with useful examples for anyone who has a difficult relationship with one or both parents and can’t explain why.
  • What a find !

    By MeganRocks87
    This book truly changed my adult life around. It really puts everything into perspective. A must read!
  • Sibling Stocking Stuffer

    By Aaron Kyle Moore
    In a world where immaturity is normalized, I’m inspired by what we could be if only we woke up and broke our childhood emotional chains. Good book to read before the holidays with family.
  • Introspective Read

    By baalsbqhqoehdk12311
    EVERYONE should read this book. Want to have your mind blown? This book is it right here.
  • Just buy it already!

    By songshivers
    This book managed to break my six year streak of being unable to finish a book, likely courtesy of the emotional unpacking it assists in.
  • Humbling. Eye opening. Comforting.

    By graciecomway
    On a personal journey to heal - this book really helped me dive into how to start, validated a lot of feelings and thoughts within myself that are hard to even speak of in therapy. As I prepare for EMDR therapy I stumbled upon this title, and wil forever refer back to this as I complete trauma therapy to help imbed what to watch for in others, and myself.