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  • A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships
  • Written by: Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • Narrated by: Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Drama Free

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Narrated by: Nedra Glover Tawwab
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Publisher's Summary

Instant New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author of
Set Boundaries, Find Peace, a road map for understanding and moving past family struggles—and living your life, your way.

Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life’s challenges. For others, it’s a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. In this empowering guide, licensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to breaking the cycle and moving forward.

Covering topics ranging from the trauma of emotional neglect, to the legacy of addicted or absent parents, to mental health struggles in siblings and other relatives, and more, this clear and compassionate guide will help you take control of your own life—and honor the person you truly are.

©2023 Nedra Glover Tawwab (P)2023 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“Without a fresh perspective and the belief that we can break the cycle, we can get stuck in family patterns rather than living as our whole selves. With compassion and clarity, Nedra Tawwab offers a much-needed guide to understanding our upbringing—and becoming an agent for change in our own lives.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of the Dear Therapists podcast

“In Drama Free, therapist Nedra Tawwab gives us the tools to understand family relationships and manage them in a healthier way – while staying true to who we are and what we need. This book offers a powerful path forward.” —Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of The Breakfast Club

“Many people go to therapy to work through the issues in their heads, overlooking that their biggest challenges often lie in their family relationships. In this book, therapist Nedra Tawwab offers practical wisdom to help you handle problems with parents, siblings, children, and yes, even in-laws. In a time when mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves, this is a vital guide to building healthier families.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast Re:Thinking

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Loved this book!!

No matter where you are in life what kind of relationship you have and with who you have that relationship with this book covers all bases and is extremely helpful. It covers many topics thoroughly. I would definitely recommend this book!!

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MUST read !

Wow this book was probably the best therapy I’ve ever received.
I started it for one reason and ended it healing in more than just that area.
11/10 recommend for anyone who’s in a relationship with anybody, anyone who’s trying to break cycles, anyone who has strained family relationships and anyone who’s trying to raise kids better than they were.
I am mind blown and will always reference back to this book !

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Prepare to go deep

Eye opening. Every chapter made me reflect on my relationships from childhood and current. Great book.

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Great book

Excellent book on dealing with toxic situations in family’s and estranged situations. I love this author

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