• Walking on Eggshells

  • Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
  • Written by: Jane Isay
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 2017-09-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don't call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children-real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart. Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we're far from alone in our struggles to make this new, adult relationship work. She offers up groundbreaking insights and deeply moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. Isay's warmth and wit shines through as she charts an invaluable course through the confusing, and often painful, interactions parents and children can face. Walking on Eggshells is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most.

©2007 Jane Isay (P)2017 Tantor

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"The stories are heartwarming, and Isay recounts them with intelligence and compassion." Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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  • Nick Smith- Author 'The Art of Accomplishment' Available on Audible
  • 2018-12-20

Boundaries! Boundaries! Boundaries!

So many people never got the nurturing parental relationship they needed during development. Unfortunately, this leads to a large percentage of the population acting out childlike behaviors in adulthood. It seems the best way to handle this behavior is to establish clear boundaries and to stick with them. Walking on Eggshells gives sound advice for living with someone who has a mental illness. If you are in a relationship with an adult child, you need this book!

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  • tammy alvarez
  • 2019-01-13

Disappointed

I am disappointed that it was only stories of other people ; but no real substance of advice for the situations.

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  • Kimberley A Hays
  • 2018-02-10

Wonderful

I’ve been searching for help on this topic for several years. I’ve been feeling alone with my struggles with my adult children in the 20’s, wasn’t sure if anyone else experienced these things and now after listening, I finally get the validation that it’s not just me. I could relate to many of these stories in one way or another. I would highly recommend this read for anyone dealing with children in their 20’s and 30’s as you make the transition and learn how to relate to your children at a new level.

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  • Sal DeRose Sr
  • 2019-04-11

slow but good

The performance is a little slow and the short stories become monotonous but very good solid helpful points made.

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  • Amazon Prime Viewer
  • 2019-04-11

Great book for parents of adult children.

I laughed, I cried, I was moved emotionally in ways unexpected. It was hard to put this one down.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-09

Brilliant writer!

Thank you so much for this book, you are my new favorite author! I learned so much! If you have a child...may I recommend this book to you.... =)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-09-25

Enjoyed this book

I enjoyed this book, many empty nesters in different stages of that season .

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  • Rebecca jackson
  • 2018-03-01

unrealistic. I was in disbelief throughout the who

the whole book is about how we as mothers should rabo and beg forgiveness of our children's childhoods no matter how unrealistic our children are. Did not help me at all

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