Synopses & Reviews
From toxic patterns and trauma to transformation, Beyond Messy Relationships guides readers through an authentic journey through AIR--Awareness, Intentionality, and Risks--to find hope.
Most people seek therapy too late or not at all. They struggle in their long-term marriages, experiencing regret and loneliness, believing it is too late for change to make a difference. When professional relationship therapist Judy Herman's 28-year marriage ended in divorce, she began to question what is considered normal and healthy in relationships. After learning to dance, she married her ballroom dance partner and now shares the story of how she recovered her authentic self after the trauma of her husband's psychosis. Beyond Messy Relationships presents a simple formula for readers in the form of AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, and Risks. Those struggling in long-term marriages or other relationship challenges are reminded to breath in the truth of their innate value, dignity, and worth and are shown how to take healthy risks for transformational change.
Discover your true self and find hope beyond your messy relationships
As a mental health therapist, Judy prepares to see her next client. As a wife, she falls apart in the midst of her husband's psychosis. His inpatient psychiatrist says, "This is going to be a hard case".
Judy's first marriage of 29 years ended in divorce after toxic patterns of chronic bitterness. Facing the shame of her past and mothering four children, she recognizes divine invitations toward her authentic self. After four years into a new marriage with her beloved dance partner, Judy suddenly faces frightful realities.
Can Judy's second marriage recover from damage caused by his psychosis?
Beyond Messy Relationships is not only an intense and dramatic memoir. It's a mix of psychological wisdom and spiritual inspiration that helps readers make sense of their deep feelings.
In Beyond Messy Relationships, readers: Discover they're not alone as they resonate with the messy relationships of a licensed professional counselor Learn a simple formula of A.I.R. to experience freedom beyond the messes Connect the dots from their past to their present Overcome shame so they can experience the freedom they long for
Within Beyond Messy Relationships, readers find hope through the formula of breathing in fresh A.I.R.: Awareness, Intentionality, and Risks and recognize divine invitations beyond the messes. Finding your authentic self is worth the journey.