The Daughter Detox Question & Answer Book: A GPS for Navigating Your Way Out of a Toxic Childhood
This latest volume by bestselling author Peg Streep picks up where her acclaimed book Daughter Detox: Recovering from an Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Your Life leaves off with 110 answers—all of them founded in science or expert advice—to the most pressing and common questions daughters on the road to recovery from childhood experiences ask. A unique and valuable tool, the Question & Answer Book is divided into eleven focused chapters, each with its own introduction that establishes the context and illuminates why these questions are important. The book covers all the areas of concern such as your recognition of how you’ve been wounded; the roles your father and siblings played and how they influenced you; the difficulty of managing your adult relationship to your mother; getting a handle on how your behaviors were shaped and how to change them; the problem of taking charge of your emotions and thoughts; the real issues pertaining to friendship and intimacy; mapping out how to care for yourself now and in the future; and, finally, learning to thrive as you move forward.An indispensable addition to your tool kit of healing, this book will help you arrive at new answers to the questions and thoughts that keep you up in the middle of the night and make you wonder whether it’s really all in your head; that’s why this book will be a godsend to many, a resource to turn to again and again as you walk the long path of recovering and reclaiming yourself. Among the many questions asked and answered are:•Who might I have been if I’d had a loving mother?•Was I brainwashed to think my family was normal?•Does the pain of being unloved by your mother ever go away?•Are there ways to become more self-confident?•Why do I keep picking the wrong guys? Am I a magnet for controllers and narcissists?•Is it normal to start seeing toxic patterns in your other relationships after your recognition of your maternal one?•What kind of healing is possible?•How do I answer people who tell me to move on or tell me it couldn’t have been so bad because I turned out fine?Readers didn’t just ask for The Daughter Detox Question & Answer Book but submitted many of the questions, and Peg Streep has delivered over 280 pages packed with the information and reassurance, strategies and wisdom, and 110 answers that will help you heal and keep you growing.
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