Children normally have little control over their lives, but they are loved and nurtured in healthy families. In this book, the author describes her life of abuse in a troubled family.
Sigmund Freud referred to infantile amnesia as an ego defensive mechanism children use to repress unpleasant or unbearable childhood memories. Vivian had repressed most of her childhood trauma; it later came into consciousness with psychotherapy. Through psychotherapy, Vivian learned to detach from the bitterness of her early experiences and contribute healthy interaction with her husband and children.
Vivianís skill in describing the traumatic events of her childhood makes this a book that many women will identify with: women who have been victims of incest and other abuses themselves.
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Book Description High Impact Pr. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0935435026I5N00
Book Description High Impact Pr, 1988. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Trade Paperback - VG - Book is clean and tight with light wear. Bookseller Inventory # 244483