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If you have tips or advice for dealing with parents who try to control adult children, I’d love to hear them.” I can’t give personal or specific advice on how to deal with controlling parents, but I’m happy to share a few ideas.
Please feel free to share your experiences and thoughts on dealing with parents below.
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Even as grown adult children, we want them to keep loving us – even when we feel like we hate them!
The first tip on how to deal with controlling parents (or any toxic person in your life) is to recognize your need to please them.
Accepting that you really want your parents’ approval and love will help you communicate with them better.
He may not admit it, but he really wants to make his mom and dad proud of him.
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Whether you’re a teenager or an adult child living at home, the most important thing to remember is that you can’t change your parents.
You can only change how you deal with their controlling parenting style.
I wrote a bit about that workshop in How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Good Enough.
Since all families are different there is no “one size fits all” answer when you’re looking for ways to deal with controlling parents. Your parents are unique, you are unique, and your patterns of relating to each other are unique.
“Criticism after criticism, controlling me in different ways. Always have to give me orders on what to do around the house, even when I’m right about to do a chore, they just have to tell me to do exactly what I’m about to do so it seems like ‘they won.’ My parents are controlling and childish at the maximum level. My parents are the most negative people I’ve ever known, and they dreain me of my spirit and energy.