I’m OK, You’re My Parents: How to Overcome Guilt, Let Go of Anger, and Create a Relationship That Works
by Dr. Dale Atkins
A guilt-free guide for adults seeking more satisfying relationships with their parents.
In a recent study, half of all Americans rated their relationship with at least one parent as either “poor” or “terrible,” and more than a third felt the same way about both parents. As life expectancy continues to rise and the parent-child relationship extends further into adulthood, parent relationship issues are becoming more prevalent than ever.
Now, psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins presents a step-by-step plan for adults trying to come to terms with parents who are only human – before it is too late.
In I’m OK, You’re My Parents, Dr. Atkins applies the same intelligent, no-nonsense approach that’s made her a frequent guest on top-rated TV shows. She urges a restructuring of the relationships between adults and their aging parents and gives practical, specific advice on how to exorcise the demons of anger and resentment, untangle financial arrangements that cause stress and feelings of powerlessness, set limits on your parents’ demands for time and attention, turn a spouse or friends into a powerful resource, overcome your own resistance to change, and discover the redemptive power of humor.
This book draws on Atkins’ twenty-five years of experience as a relationship expert to present a comprehensive guide to repairing difficult relationships, gaining control, and building a life that you and your parents can live with for years to come.