Wounds from primal relationships, such as those with mothers and fathers, run very deep. If your childhood involved an absent, addicted, or abusive father, you may have these "emotional ghosts": -Low self-esteem -People-pleasing, approval-seeking, neediness, and co-dependency -Wishing and praying that your dad would change into the father you believe he should be -Feeling frequently angry, including repressed anger -Choosing romantic partners who remind you of your dad -Intimidation surrounding male authority figuresIn this insightful and compassionate book, former psychotherapist Doreen Virtue and practicing clinical social worker Andrew Karpenko present a range of self-healing techniques to empower you to counsel your inner wounded child so that you can deal with men as a healthy functioning adult.Whether you are a man or a woman, they help you to choose thriving, balanced relationships with the males in your life; open your heart to feeling safe receiving love; and reconnect with both divine feminine and masculine energies.All of your painful experiences have happened for a reason. There are parts of your psyche calling out for attention. Healing your father wounds will free you from lingering feelings of emptiness and patterns of dysfunction with men-to pursue your passion and life purpose unfettered by the past.
by Doreen Virtue
by Doreen Virtue, Grant Virtue
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