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

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< center> But what about me?< br> Is it possible to go one day without dealing with the survivor's issues?< br> Will we ever make love again?< br> Will the survivor love me in the end?< br> How do I know if I should throw in the towel?< br> < /center> 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, < i> Allies in Healing< /i> covers: < ul type=disc> < li> < b> < i> The Basics< /i> < /b> — answers common questions about sexual abuse.< /li> < li> < i> < b> Allies in Healing< /b> < /i> — introduces key concepts of working and growing together.< /li> < li> < b> < i> My Needs and Feelings< /i> < /b> — teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs.< /li> < li> < i> < b> Dealing with Crisis< /b> < /i> — includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness.< /li> < li> < i> < b> Intimacy and Communication< /b> < /i> — offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting.< /li> < li> < i> < b> Sex< /b> < /i> — provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexualneeds, and frustration.< /li> < li> < b> < i> Family lssues< /i> < /b> — suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family.< /li> < li> < i> < b> Partners' Stories < /b> < /i> — explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.< /li> < /ul>

Synopsis:

Filled with information, support, and guidance, here is the eagerly awaited book that answers the most important questions asked by partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Laura Davis, the coauthor of the bestselling The Courage to Heal and author of The Courage to Heal Workbook, offers practical advice, encouragement and much-needed support.

Synopsis:

"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&#8212;girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers&#8212;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&#8212;answers common questions about sexual abuse.
  • Allies in Healing&#8212;introduces key concepts of working and growing together.
  • My Needs and Feelings&#8212;teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs.
  • Dealing with Crisis&#8212;includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness.
  • Intimacy and Communication&#8212;offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting.
  • Sex&#8212;provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration.
  • Family lssues&#8212;suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family.
  • Partners' Stories&#8212;explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-337) and index.

About the Author

Laura Davis is a nationally recognized expert on healing from child sexual abuse. She is the co-author of The Courage to Heal, Beginning to Heal, and Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, as well as the author of Allies in Healing. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060968830
Subtitle:
When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse
Author:
Davis, Laura
Author:
by Laura Davis
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Adult child sexual abuse victims
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
92-25
Publication Date:
19910911
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.125 in 17.78 oz

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Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Child Abuse
Health and Self-Help » Abuse » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
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Product details 368 pages Perennial Currents - English 9780060968830 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Filled with information, support, and guidance, here is the eagerly awaited book that answers the most important questions asked by partners of survivors of child sexual abuse. Laura Davis, the coauthor of the bestselling The Courage to Heal and author of The Courage to Heal Workbook, offers practical advice, encouragement and much-needed support.

"Synopsis" by , "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&#8212;girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers&#8212;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&#8212;answers common questions about sexual abuse.
  • Allies in Healing&#8212;introduces key concepts of working and growing together.
  • My Needs and Feelings&#8212;teaches partners to recognize, value, and express their own needs.
  • Dealing with Crisis&#8212;includes strategies for handling suicidal feelings, regression, and hopelessness.
  • Intimacy and Communication&#8212;offers practical advice on dealing with distancing, control, trust, and fighting.
  • Sex&#8212;provides guidelines for coping with flashbacks, lack of desire, differences in sexual needs, and frustration.
  • Family lssues&#8212;suggests a range of ideas for interacting with the survivor's family.
  • Partners' Stories&#8212;explores the struggles, triumphs, and courage of eight partners.

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