chronic relationship problems & a curious blend of high and low self esteem
o Other signs: o Problems with peer relationships
o Eating disorders
The Emotionally Invasive Parent – children are powerless against them and have an intense need to be connected with them
Things these types have in common:
1. Parent uses child to satisfy needs that should be met by other adults – romance, companionship, intimacy, advice, problem solving, ego fulfillment. Children can’t handle this and suffer long-lasting effects.
2. Parent is ignoring needs of the child – when the parents turns to the child, the child is rarely given adequate protection, nurturance, guidance, structure, affection, affirmation or discipline.
The child is doing the parenting.
Common family profiles:
1. Parent lacks sufficient companionship and support. May be single, divorced, unhappily married, etc.
2. The parent who is less involved (not…
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