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New here. I am a terrible reader! I am slow, inconsistent, and often quit a book about half way. I struggle with fiction, but still would like to keep trying. I prefer audiobooks, probably because of ADHD. I am open to tips on how to best use this platform.

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Lindsay C. Gibson: Adult children of emotionally immature parents (2015) 4 stars

If you think this applies to you, read it.

5 stars

This is the sort of book you read multiple times because there's so much to unpack. It contains so many examples for the reader to respond to and it spurs a lot of self-reflection. I would highly recommend it. It will give you the information you need to identify the behaviors associated with emotional immaturity and describes the tools you can use to limit how much the behaviors of others impact you emotionally. I would say this book will be cathartic to many but helpful and illuminating to everyone.

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Lindsay C. Gibson: Adult children of emotionally immature parents (2015) 4 stars

Review of 'Adult children of emotionally immature parents' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Given the title of the book, it’s probably obvious I read this for deeply personal reasons. I won’t get into that here, but it does help to understand why I read this book. For what it says on the tin, it is a useful and interesting book that delves into the psychology of emotionally immature people. Though it focuses on parents in particular, after reading the book, it becomes quite clear that a person meets such emotionally immature people often in life. I’ve had a lot of friendships and acquaintances that didn’t work out, which in retrospect is likely due to this (and other factors of course).

Gibson is a compassionate and understanding guide. She doesn’t pull her punches, but she does make sure to reaffirm positive messages and give the reader space to process their own psychological needs. For me, a lot of the content in the book didn’t …