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 Recommended Reading

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Adult Children of Substance Abusers

Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden

  • Codependency, People Pleasing and Boundaries

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Where to Draw the Line by Anne Katherine

The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker


Dysfunctional Families

Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth

Running on Empty by Jonice Webb

The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori



Who’s Pulling Your Strings by Harriet Braiker

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring



The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel

Get Out of my Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! by Michael Bradley


Depression/Mental Health

Feeling Good by David Burns

Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

• 8 Keys to Mental Health through Exercise by Christina Hibbert

• DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Barry McDonagh


For Women

• Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

• Why Does He Do That? By Lundy Bancroft

• The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and

Laura Davis

• The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

• Perfect Daughters by Robert Ackerman For Men

• I Don’t Want to Talk about It by Terrence Real

• Silent Sons by Robert Ackerman


Trauma and Healing

• Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van der Kolk LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com

• You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

• Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine



The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

• Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

• Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin

• The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

• Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff

• The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

• The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


Grief/Perinatal Loss

• Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis

• Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore

  • I was Not Ready to Say Goodbye

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