This book brings to the surface all the emotions a child is forced to deny when their home has been corrupted by the consequences of alcoholism, narcissism, perfectionism and abuse of parental power. The author has done an inspiring job at expressing the emotions as well as the perceptions a child experiences when a home is infused with denial. Poignant in her delivery, all of us adult children of alcoholics will feel as if she has written this story for our benefit as much as for hers.
I was raised in a home that was one tattered by fear. Both of my parents were abused and neglected by their alcoholic parents. Because my parents did not drink, they presumed all their problems were solved. What they could never have known was, alcohol was not the problem. Their unconscious belief systems were. Unaware, my parents did to me what their parents did to them. They taught me to fear terribly what they and others thought about me. They programmed me to worry incessantly about when and if our house was going to explode. I was conditioned to believe that what I felt was unimportant, and worse, my feelings were ones I should distrust. As a result I developed food addictions, counting obsessions, and feared others. Lost within in a world in my head, I lived my life on the edge of steep mountainside as taped recorded messages from my past seemed to recycle over and over in my mind.
The Road Back to Me is the first of a series of books written by Lisa A Romano about her journey from childhood abuses and neglect suffered by two adult children of alcoholics, one... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Marie
Not the only one... this was the amazing message of this book. She tells the story of her life but more than just events she unpacks the thinking process that she was... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Daniela Ryan
Beautiful book that describes how painful life is for an abused child growing up in a home where she is not loved or seen by her parents. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christina Elissen
This book is a great way to help an adult child of an alcoholic understand why we act the way we do. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth Gallego
This book was very well written, you could tell that Lisa had to dig deep and face some buried feelings to write such an insightful book. Thank you for that.Published 1 month ago by Michal Kokoszka
Loved this book. Lisa Romano's insight is a true gift. She shares her experience in this book and how her belief patterns developed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robin