Setting Yourself Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love

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An exposition of the dysfunctional cycle which inflicts profound wounds and shows how to reconcile the past, start to heal and live an abuse-free life.
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An exposition of the dysfunctional cycle which inflicts profound wounds and shows how to reconcile the past, start to heal and live an abuse-free life.
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Freedom and Inner Peace Marriage and family therapist SaraKay Smullens has written a book about a problem she says plagues children and adults of all levels and backgrounds: emotional abuse. Setting Yourself Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love explains the five common types of emotional abuse (rage, enmeshment, overprotection, abandonment and neglect) and offers advice on how people can put an end to it. Smullens bases her book on her counseling work, and her recommendations are appropriately realistic. In the end, she says, facing reality, no matter how stony its path, is the only path that can free your present and future. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882822242
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,462,218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    Insightful - and so Helpful

    So many books about abuse focus on physical abuse and its causes. Ms. Smullens book is very different. It focuses on emotional abuse and why it cycles from generation to generation. It's so easy to say "hey - that's how I felt!" The best part, however, is that it gives you tools, and new ways to think that help you break away from the past to build a better life. Thank you Ms. Smullens. You've made such a difference in my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    Important book that tackles the hidden cycles of emotional abuse

    SETTING YOURSELF FREE is a valuable book for parents and for individuals who may recognize emotional abuse in their own lives or in those around them. With a compassion borne of her own experience dealing with emotional abuse while growing up, Smullens offers examples from her own life and from those of her clients. She also offers prescriptive exercises that can help a reader to face the truth and heal. There are valuable self-assessment checklists, suggestions for self-realization, ideas for dealing with past abuse, and techniques for confronting current emotionally abusive relationships. For many, the signs of the cycles of emotional abuse will be startlingly familiar. A very important new book.

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