Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s All Mom’s Fault, or Is It?

We have focused many posts on the adult children of emotionally barren families.  As we go forward there will be posts on resilience and recovery for them.  But before we begin that, it’s important to complete the information on family … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Donna Brown, from the Indie Exchange has worked tirelessly on behalf of independently published authors.  She leads an active group on Facebook and has an amazing website. I am delighted to let you know that Donna has accepted the cover … Continue reading

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3.5 Steps to Lasting Personal Change

Over the past few months, this blog has explored the roles, rules and characteristics of children raised in emotionally barren families.  We’ve talked about your personal lives, families, friends and characters.  But one constant has been the question: “Okay, that’s … Continue reading

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The Last 3 Characteristics of Adult Children

We have reached the last 3 characteristics of adults raised in emotionally barren families. 1. Are super responsible or super irresponsible. 2. Are extremely loyal, even in the face of evidence that the loyalty is undeserved. 3. Are impulsive. They … Continue reading

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I’m Guest Blogging Today

The delightful, organized and fun, Karenna Colcroft invited me to post today.  Stop by her blog and read a bit of what I learned at the RT Convention last week in Chicago. Karenna is the awesome author of 17 books, available … Continue reading

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The Most Common Characteristics of Adult Children

The next three characteristics are common in all the roles.  In fact, I think they’re common in all people – well everyone I know, especially the last two. Overreact to changes over which they have no control. Constantly seek approval … Continue reading

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Three More Characteristics of Children from Troubled Families

As mentioned before, these characteristics first evolved from work with adult children of alcoholics but have now been generalized to anyone raised in an emotionally barren family. In the last two posts we discussed characteristics 1 – 4.  Today we’ll … Continue reading

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Incompletes, Dishonesty and Merciless Judgment: 3 More Characteristics

The next three characteristics of children raised in emotionally barren homes are: (please see the previous post for the source of this list)Have difficulty following a project through from beginning to end. Have difficulty following a project through from beginning … Continue reading

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13 Characteristics of Children From Emotionally Barren Families

As previously explained, the initial work on the roles learned by children and the rules they live by was completed looking at adult children of alcoholics.  Over time, it became clear that these roles and rules applied to any child … Continue reading

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Fun Games and Awards

I don’t normally post on the weekends, but this seems a perfect time to reply to some of the awards I’ve been given and the game of eleven. Troy, at http://lifeaisle.wordpress.com/ awarded me the  “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.  It  doesn’t … Continue reading

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