The Voicelessness and Emotional Survival Reading List
The following books are recommended by Voicelessness and Emotional Survival Message Board posters. Books mentioned most frequently are listed at the top under "Popular." Click on the title to view the corresponding Amazon entry.
Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown, Ed.D.
Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You by Patricia Evans
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner by Nina Brown, Ed.D.
The Narcissistic Family : Diagnosis and Treatment by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert M. Pressman
Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul Mason and Randy Kreger
Toxic Parents : Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life By Susan Forward, Ph.D.
Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb, Ph.D.
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans
Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss
Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood
Other Recommended Books:
Adult Children of Alcoholics : Expanded Edition by Janet Woititz, Ed.D.
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Banished Knowledge : Facing Childhood Injuries by Alice Miller
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
Coping With Criticism by Jamie Buckingham
Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward, Ph.D.
Emotional Unavailability : Recognizing It, Understanding It, and Avoiding Its Trap by Bryn Collins, M.A., L.P.
Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings by Lynn Grabhorn
Forgive for Good by Dr. Fred Luskin
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
A General Theory of Love by Fari Amini, Richard Lannon, and Thomas Lewis
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense 2nd Edition by Suzette Haden Elgin, Ph.D.
Getting the Love You Want : A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
The Gift of Therapy : An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients by Irvin Yalom
The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence by Jessie O'Neill
Healing the Child Within by Charles Whitfield, M.D.
Homecoming : Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw
If You Had Controlling Parents : How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World by Dan Neuharth, Ph.D.
I'm Dying to Take Care of You: Nurses and Codependence: Breaking the Cycles by Candace Snow
I Say a Prayer for Me: One Woman's Life of Faith and Triumph by Stanice Anderson
Journal to the Self by Kathleen Adams
Love's Executioner : & Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom
Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited by Samuel Vaknin, Ph.D.
Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Man the Manipulator by Everett Shostrom
The Man With The Beautiful Voice: And More Stories from the Other Side of the Couch by Lillian Rubin, Ph.D.
Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them : When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why by Susan Forward, Ph.D. and Joan Torres
Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana
Mind Wide Open : Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life by Stephen Johnson
The Narcissistic / Borderline Couple: A Psychoanalytic Perspective On Marital Treatment by Joan Lachkar, Ph.D.
Nasty People by Jay Carter, Psy.D.
Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
People of the Lie by M.Scott Peck
The Peter Pan Syndrome: Men Who Have Never Grown Up by Dan Kiley
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Practical Dreaming: Awakening the Power of Dreams in Your Life by Lillie Weiss, Ph.D.
Psychic Vampires: Protection from Energy Predators & Parasites by Joe Slate, Ph.D.
The Psychology of Stalking : Clinical and Forensic Perspectives edited by J. Reid Meloy
The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? By Rick Warren
7 Paths to God: The Ways of the Mystic by Joan Borysenko
The Solo Partner: Repairing Your Relationship on Your Own by Phil Deluca
Stop Being Manipulated: How to Neutralize the Bullies, Bosses, and Brutes in Your Life by George Green, Ph.D. and Carolyn Cotter, MBA
Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem by Kimberlee Roth and Freda Friedman, Ph.D., LCSW
The Tender Heart: Conquering Your Insecurity by Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-By-Step Guide to Helping You Decide Whether to Stay in or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum
Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes by Duke Robinson
The Vein of Gold: The Kingdom of Sound by Julia Cameron
What Should I Do with My Life? : The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question by Po Bronson
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
When Good Kids Do Bad Things: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers by Katherine Gordy Levine and Julie Rubenstein
When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends : Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life by Victoria Secunda
Where Freedom Begins: The Process of Personal Change by Marion Pastor, Ph.D.
Why People Don't Heal and How They Can by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Eleanor Payson, M.S.W.
Writing as a Way of Healing : How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives by Louise DeSalvo
Writing the Mind Alive : The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice by Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon
You Can't Say That to Me: Stopping the Pain of Verbal Abuse -- An 8-Step Program by Susan Haden Elgin, Ph.D.
You Know He's a Keeper, You Know He's a Loser: Happy Endings and Horror Stories from Real-Life Relationships by Linda Lee Small and Norine Dworkin
About the author: Dr. Grossman is a clinical psychologist and author of the Voicelessness and Emotional Survival web site.
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Staff, H. (2008, October 8). The Voicelessness and Emotional Survival Reading List, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 1 from https://www.healthyplace.com/self-help/essays-on-psychology-and-life/voicelessness-and-emotional-survival-reading-list