Reading A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome gave my wife and me the plan we’ve been searching for. It was easy to read and we were able to relate to almost every aspect of the disorder. Most importantly, we were able to finally launch our adult-sons (ages 24, 27 and 29) into their own independent lives and our relationships with them are much better for it.
My husband and I were on the brink of divorce when we picked up A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome. All we did was argue about what to do about our 31 year –daughter who was still living with us at the time. Ms. Jaurequi’s book was a lifesaver. We had no idea how badly “triangulation” had affected our relationship. We learned how our marital problems helped to cause our daughter’s immaturity which eased a lot of out anger towards her. The 12-Step guide on how to launch her from the home was VERY appreciated because we had no idea how to begin to get her to stand on her own two feet. We have given copies of this book to friends with the same problem and they have passed it on to others. This book came out at the right time for so many families. We are very grateful.
Our family was falling apart over my son’s addiction to alcohol. We were going broke too! We nearly lost all our savings on lawyers WE hired to defend him for getting a second DUI. We paid for 3 different treatment programs to get him to stop drinking but he wouldn’t quit. We thought if he got sober he would move out of the house and get on with his life. My wife’s friend bought us a copy of A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome and it changed everything for us. We took a look at our marriage and finally recognized the mistakes we were making with our 35 year-old son. We learned so much from that book. Our son is out of the house at last. Things aren’t perfect with him or with us but they are a lot better, that’s for sure!