Download e-book for kindle: Addicted to Unhappiness: Free Yourself from Moods and by Martha Heineman Pieper, William J. Pieper

By Martha Heineman Pieper, William J. Pieper

ISBN-10: 0071433694

ISBN-13: 9780071433693

Drawing upon their years of counseling adventure, the bestselling writer group of Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, M.D. clarify how parenting types in keeping with self-discipline and over the top expectancies situation kids to equate sadness with love. This usually persists into maturity, resulting in behaviors together with consuming problems, compulsive playing, disastrous romantic offerings, substance abuse, and extra. This booklet offers readers with strong instruments, together with self-assessments, checklists, diaries, and workouts, to beat their desire for sadness.

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We helped Judy to see that, without realizing it, she was trying to make herself feel better by forgoing her needs for our help and trying to take care of us, just as she had done with her father. We made clear that we were ready and willing to give her the assistance she needed. At first Judy had trouble believing that she could get help for herself without having to take care of us. Little by little, she became able to share her thoughts and feelings without worrying about the effect they would have on us.

Your parents may have been told that you were crying to manipulate them, to exercise your lungs, to relieve tension, or as a way of getting to sleep, but none of this is true. You cried as a baby for the same reason you cry as an adult—you were unhappy. If you cried when you were put in your crib to sleep and your parents left you to cry by yourself, their absence made you feel even more miserable because your certainty of being loveable and loved crumbled. Soon you were crying for two very different reasons.

Their inner happiness—the deep conviction of being loveable, loved, and loving—is continually reaffirmed by their 18 Addicted to Unhappiness parents’ responsiveness until it becomes unshakable. An unshakable and stable inner happiness, the birthright of each of us, protects its possessors from ever knowingly or unknowingly making their lives or the lives of others difficult or unhappy. But what if, with all the good intentions in the world, your parents could not reliably respond to your emotional needs because they didn’t understand them or for some reason were prevented from satisfying them?

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