Book suggestions for mothers of adult difficult children

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by MidwestMom, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I have two favorites:

    "Codependent No More" by Melodie Beattie


    "Boundaries" by Cloud and Townsend

    Absolutely, if you read them, both will help you.

    More suggestions welcome!
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  2. Echolette

    Echolette Well-Known Member

    Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
    When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
    The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama
    Peace is every step (or No Death No Fear or Fear: Essential Wisdom) all by Thich Nhat Hahn

    Also Bossypants by Tina Fey just for fun!! ( :) )
  3. Echolette

    Echolette Well-Known Member

    OH, and I second Co-Dependent No More.

    I'll try Boundaries.
  4. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    In addition to the above, here are some that have helped me:

    Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time, by Melody Beattie (I found this one even more helpful than the first, but the first lays important groundwork)

    Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke

    Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

    The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells, by Randi Kreger (again, I found this one even better than the first volume because it gave specific suggestions, but again the first lays impt. groundwork).

    Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn (teaches meditation techniques)