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Allies in Healing : When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse - Laura Davis

Allies in Healing

When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

Paperback Published: 11th September 1991
ISBN: 9780060968830
Number Of Pages: 368

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"But what about me?"
"Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?"
"Will we ever make love again?"
"Will the survivor love me in the end?"
"How do I know if I should throw in the towel?"
Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners -- girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers -- trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs along the way. She shows couples how to deepen compassion, improve communication, and develop an understanding of healing as a shared activity. Addressing partners' most important questions, "Allies in Healing" covers: "The Basics" -- answers common questions about sexual abuse. "Allies in Healing" -- introduces key concepts of working and growing together. "My Needs and Feelings" -- teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs. "Dealing with Crisis" -- includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness. "Intimacy and Communication" -- offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting. "Sex" -- provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration. "Family lssues" -- suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family. "Partners' Stories "-- explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.

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"Partners can now feel supported and guided in their quest for healing--for themselves and for those they love and cherish."--Dan Sexton, Childhelp, U.S.A



I found the book gave me aha moments and helped me understand why my spouse had behaved the way he had over the years, it related in so many ways. I guess I was disappointed the stories were more specific to being molested by family members as opposed to people in authority. It certainly put things into perspective for me. I found ordering it on line very easy and was surprised at how quickly I recieved the book



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ISBN: 9780060968830
ISBN-10: 0060968834
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 11th September 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.46