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This book will help couples (or individuals) who are facing healing the effects of the wounds of childhood sexual abuse on their relationships. It provides both the survivor and the partner an in-depth understanding of the factors affecting each of them and offers a clear guide to working through the necessary steps and issues for healing.

A helpful guide for individuals, couples and for therapists facing theses issues.
Topics covered include:
ACCEPTING THE JOURNEY How to Recognize the Victim, Understand the Survivor, And Become the Thriver.
Understanding the Journey Toward Wholeness
DISCOVERING AND IDENTIFYING THE ABUSE: Effects on the Couple
THE STRUGGLE WITH DENIAL: Breaking through Denial
RUNNING AWAY BEHAVIOR: The Quest for Safety
COPING WITH ANGER
GRIEF: Healing the Losses for each person
HOW TO HANDLE SEX:: The Dilemma of Intimacy
WHO IS THE VICTIM? The Victimization of the Partner
HINTS FOR COUPLES IN THE HEALING PROCESS
Useful questionnaires to confirm an assessment of sexual abuse are included in the appendices and help understand some of the more confusing effects of the abuse.

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