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Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children Paperback – February 1, 1988
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But my father was alcoholic and committed suicide when I was a young adult; we share only 'surface' ("how's the weather?") closeness, I think both of my sisters have dealt with depression ... same with me, plus PTSD.
If you ever wondered whether those 'never-go-away' feelings about your own childhood experiences are possibly indicative of childhood traumas, you gotta read this book. I've asked myself that very same question countless times (and virtually every time I just repeated what I was told about me 'you're just feeling sorry for yourself... you're just DIFFERENT!' (etc.). Maybe now, after reading (and re-reading - its so easy) this book I can start to acknowledge within myself that the Shit Did Happen, even if my 'family of origin' hasn't a clue....
- Is this book for me?
- Coming to terms with abuse as a child
- OK, I believe, now what?
- Aftereffects of abuse
- Patterns of relating to the world
- Taking hold of your past
- Say goodbye to the parents you never had
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I would like to read the book that resulted from this outline. Very short, superficial, and might be useful as an "icebreaker" with a therapist, but not for someone looking... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I read a post about this book on Instagram. The person who posted it was someone I went to highschool with and never knew they ever went through the things they did. Read morePublished 29 days ago by KitKat
Totally readable and tactful booklet for the victim of childhood sexual abusePublished 2 months ago by J. Paul Lennon
This was a great introduction or short read on child abuse. It would have been better if it was longer and expanded on the after effects of child abuse, as well as techniques to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer H.
I have had this book for years and reread it periodically. It is very simple and clear, which I sometimes need when I'm overwhelmed with therapy exhaustion or when my family starts... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Not a Bot