Too often, we hesitate to ask our parents about their lives, held back by mistaken beliefs or past conflicts. With warmth, wit, and vulnerability Amy Yip explores the profound influence her parents had on her life and offers you a roadmap to navigate conversations with your own parents.
In Unfinished Business, Amy takes us on a heartfelt journey from detachment to deep connection with her own parents as she delves into the stories she holds about them; from “My success will never be good enough for my parents” to “I must be mentally tough and never ask for help” and everything in between. She illuminates the power of conversation as she invites us to see the world through her and your parents’ eyes. By engaging in meaningful dialogues and taking the time to truly understand their experiences and struggles, we discover that our parents are not just figures from our past, but complex individuals with their own hopes, dreams, and fears.
Each chapter provides a framework of self-reflective prompts, practical tips, and thought-provoking questions to ask your parents, empowering you to embark on your own journey of connection. Because, regardless of the generation we belong to, we all long to be heard and understood. And that includes our parents.
Join Amy on this poignant exploration of family, identity, and the power of conversation. It’s time to embrace the unfinished business, unravel the untold stories, and forge a deeper bond with the ones who shaped us.
This is not and was never going to be easy. But it can get easier.
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Whether you’re reading with fellow friends, a book club, or a community group, this guide will help you spark conversations and support each other as you explore your own relationship with your parents and deepen your understanding of self and the complex dynamics between adult child and immigrant parents.