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Cutting Loose
An Adult Guide to Coming to Terms With Your Parents
Halpern
1976

Back in the day, transactional analysis was all the rage. I even had a college professor that spoke the “I’m okay, you’re okay” speak all the time. It was awful. Everything was a discussion of my inner child, ego, and id. I hated that class. You couldn’t ask this guy when a paper was due without enduring a mini psychotherapy session.

This book uses the transactional analysis model as the framework on how to get your parents to back off. Basically, it is a manual for adults dealing with passive aggressive parents, so you can find your real self. Then you can be friends with your parents as well as being mentally healthy.

Now you can be one of the cool kids at your next encounter group.

Mary

 

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table of contents table of contents don't grow up guilt vocabulary for parents

3 comments

  1. The cover model (daughter) looks about 20, yet she’s dressed like she’s 50!
    Also, did anyone else notice that the chapter headings are all songs? Mostly from the 1940’s…

    1. I noticed “The Saints Go Marching In” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”. The latter I first heard on Lawrence Whelk, which will tell you something. I wonder if a chapter 1 through 5 is named “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree”?

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