This new edition of the classic and perennial bestseller, Perfect Daughters, identifies what differentiates the adult daughters of alcoholics from other women. Adult daughters of alcoholics--"perfect daughters"--operate from a base of harsh and limiting views of themselves and the world. Having learned that they must function perfectly in order to avoid unpleasant situations, these women often assume responsibility for the failures of others. They are drawn to chemically dependent men and are more likely to become addicted themselves. More than just a text that identifies these behavior patterns, this book collects the thoughts, feelings and experiences of twelve hundred perfect daughters, offering readers an opportunity to explore their own life's dynamics and thereby heal and grow. This new edition contains updated information along with completely new material, including chapters on eating disorders and letters from perfect daughters in various stages of recovery. Each insightful chapter closes with helpful, life-affirming suggestions from the author.
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Review 1 for Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics
Date:July 15, 2007
This is an awesome book. It explains so much as to how I have become the woman that I am today. We daughters seem to think that we are responsible for our own parents, especially our fathers (I think) and this book helps realize that your life is God's life, not what became of it because of being raised in an abusive home, whether by words or physical.