Parentdectomy in relational healing: Pete Walker



“When a parent is unrelentingly toxic, hearing even a few words from them can trigger the survivor into an intense emotional flashback.

I have worked with numerous clients who made very little progress in their recovery while they maintained contact with the toxic parent[ s].

For this reason, such clients usually require a parentdectomy to progress.

There is a classic book by Bob Hoffman on this topic entitled Getting Divorced from Mother & Dad.




My two cents: I asked for help from my family first, when that failed, I distanced myself.

Healing was impossible with their meddling.

Now, I am disowned but healed.

I am fine with that arrangement .

Hopefully, you will be also.



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