How To Handle Emotionally Immature People with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
Ameé has back on the show one of the One Broken Mom listeners' favorites, Lindsay Gibson. Lindsay is the author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents and has just published the follow-up book, Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries & Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy
Lindsay and Ameé have spoken a couple of times about Emotionally Immature Parents – who they are and what it's like growing up with them as your own parents. She has really become the expert on identifying and naming the condition of “Emotionally Immature Parents” (EIP) and putting some arms around how their parenting styles create unstable and sometimes chaotic experiences for us during our childhood and into adulthood.
In this episode, you will hear not only practical advice and tools for redefining your relationship with your parents but also for any of the emotionally immature people you run into or have to deal with in life.
In this episode you will also hear:
What are the characteristics of emotionally immature people
Do your emotionally immature parents have to be cut off or can you have a relationship with them
How did growing up with EIP impact our communication styles
What is differentiation How EIP's are hostile
How EIP's may have made us learn to NOT be assertive
How growing up with EIP's may lead you to have romantic relationships with emotionally immature people
Learning how to set boundaries
Resources Lindsay's Website