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  • "The Controllers," who try to run you and your partner's life;
  • "The Engulfers," who make incessant demands on your time;
  • "The Masters of Chaos," who drain you and your partner with their problems, expecting you to be their rescuers, and
  • "The Rejecters," who wound you deeply by letting you know they don't want you as part of their family.
  • And the longer that conflicts with these in-laws remain unresolved and not dealt with effectively, the more damaging these conflicts and people will become.

    How to recognize and stop these destructive patterns

    Now, from bestselling author Susan Forward, comes a remarkable self-help guide that is both practical and powerful. She draws on real-life voices and stories of women and men struggling to free themselves from the frustrating, hurtful, and infuriating relationships with their toxic in-laws. What makes in-law problems uniquely difficult is that they are part of a triangle -- you, your in-laws, and the person you married. One dynamic of these destructive relationships is that you often feel as if you are in the middle of a powerful tug-of-war for your partner's loyalty. And the hurt from your partner's lack of support is often more painful that anything your in-laws do. Forward shows you clearly how your in-laws manipulate your partner. This new clarity will help you feel less bitterness and far more empathy toward him or her so that you can begin the vital process of protecting your marriage.

    Strategies that work

    First, Forward offers you highly effective communication and behavioral techniques for getting through to partners who won't or can't stand up to their parents. Her unique methods allow you to defuse the anger and feelings of betrayal that flare up when a partner won't defend you. Next, she lays out accessible and practical ways to reclaim your marriage from your in-laws. She shows you what to say, what to do, and what limits to set. If you follow these strategies, you may not turn toxic in-laws into the in-laws of your dreams, but you will find some peace in your relationship with them. Most important, you will reclaim your dignity and self-respect, and reconnect more strongly than ever with the one you love.

  • Forward, Susan: Toxic Parents
    Toxic Parents
    by Susan Forward
    ISBN 1879132303 (1-879132-30-3)
    Pharoah Pub Co

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  • Forward, Susan: Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
    Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
    by Susan Forward , Craig Buck
    ISBN 1452604428 (1-4526-0442-8)
    Tantor Media

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    All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming the stultifying agony of parental manipulation--from power trips to guilt trips and all other killers of self worth--will help deal with the pain of childhood and move beyond the frustrating relationship patterns learned at home.

  • When Your Lover is a Liar
    by Susan Forward
    ISBN 072253857X (0-7225-3857-X)
    Softcover, Thorsons

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  • When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal
    by Susan Forward , Donna Frazier
    ISBN 0060931159 (0-06-093115-9)
    Softcover, Harper Perennial

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    Book summary:

    In this powerful and vitally important new book, internationally acclaimed therapist and bestselling author Susan Forward, Ph.D., provides invaluable advice for women whose men betray their confidence and trust with lies.

    Illustrated with a wealth of true-life stories from women who have survived and thrived despite deceptive relationships, When Your Lover Is a Liar shows you how to maneuver through the labyrinth of lying in love relationships. Based on her many years of practice and her extensive knowledge, Forward profiles the wide variety of liars, tells how to deal with the liesfrom the benign to the lethalthat these men spin, and gives you practical strategies to stop them before they ruin your relationship and your life.

    "The lies that harm us all involve a deliberate attempt to deceive," Forward claims. Differentiating between lies that are blatant misstatements and those that are omissions of facts, she examines the manipulations that men who lie use to keep their partners from discovering the truth. Probing the mind of the liar, she shines a light on the myriad reasons why men lie and provides numerous dramatic examples of how they behave. She also presents a definitive portrait of the one type of liar a woman must leave immediately: the sociopath; the man without a conscience, whose greatest thrill is to exploit and deceive the woman who loves him.

    In straightforward language, Forward examines the lies women tell themselves, helping you to cut through the denial that can perpetuate men's lying and prolong and deepen the hurt. Forward also paints a vivid picture of the effects lying has on women'including loss of self-respect, withdrawal, self-blame, rage, and the desire for revengeand how to deal with them effectively.

    Once you find out the truth about your lover and his lies, what do you do? Forward offers practical, proven step-by-step methods for healing the wounds caused by his deception and betrayal. She provides all the communication and behavioral techniques you need to deal with a lover's lies. Forward tells you exactly what to say, when and how to respond to his reactions, and how to present your requirements for staying in the relationship. With understanding and compassion, she helps you decide whether your relationship can be saved and shows you how to move beyond doubt and regret if it can't.

    But whether you stay or go, you can learn to love and trust again. Susan Forward shows you the path to rebuilding your confidence and self-respect as well as experiencing the rebirth of trust, both in yourself and in your partner.

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