All of my childhood is explained in this book. Nobody ever asked me how I felt and what I wanted. Things that didn't happen in my childhood and youth, like feeling respected and loved, or even acknowledged at all led to this overall feeling of not being allowed to be. No wonder I turned out the way I am. I tell myself I don't need anything or anybody. Of course this isn't true. I now know why I have feelings of self-annihilation and can start improving my life by doing the exercises in this book.I am what I am but i can improve!