Top positive review
So helpful to be seen and understood!
29 December 2015
This is one of the most helpful self-therapy books I've ever read. It's stated in clear, easy language without systems or jargon. It's well researched and well referenced. It provides lots of clients' stories so that you can see that you're not alone in what you've been through.
But most of all its breathtakingly spot on in describing my parents' behaviour and my coping mechanisms, my vulnerabilities, and struggles. It felt so good that someone understood and saw it! An unlooked-for bonus was for the first time being able to explain the behaviour of a destructive and rejecting sibling, affirming my difficult choice recently to suspend contact.
There were many passages where I felt as though the author was describing me or them exactly. It's insightful but it is also very caring and empathetic too, making me feel validated for my past choices, while also showing me how to help myself let go of past patterns of behaviour that keep defeating me.
This book affirms the path I've taken but has also given me ideas and practices to keep going towards realising a full and happy life. Thank you to the author Lindsay Gibson, I'm so grateful to you for this book!