How to create a relationship based on love + commitment instead of fear + guilt.
I've stumbled upon your newsletter and am so glad I did - I was researching *perfectionism* this week (for my own newsletter) and when I read this post, I was able to trace some of those very long through lines and cycles and all their manifestations in this particular parent/child dance.
I purchased a subscription but it is still prompting me to purchase the workbook. Isn't the workbook included with the subscription, or am I incorrect?
This was timely given how many of us are spending time with family in the summer (and/or feeling guilty about who we are *not* spending time with…)
It’s really by o accept that when they’ve told you repeatedly that they don’t owe you anymore than a roof over your head,clothes on your back and food on the table. So you don’t owe me I don’t owe you where does that lead? How does that resolve anything?
This is such a great piece Whitney! Thank you for shining a light on the emotional dynamics of unhealthy parent-child relationships. This also connects closely to my latest piece, Unintended Consequences, which is non-partisan article on the outcomes of anti-abortion legislation and the emotional impacts to the unwanted children. Protecting the emotional safety of our children is foundational to a healthy and high-functioning society. I hope you will keep sharing and teaching! Cheers, Reagan