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The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life
     

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life

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by Susan Anderson
 

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Like Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying, Susan Anderson's book clearly defines the five phases of a different kind of grieving—grieving over a lost relationship. An experienced professional who has specialized in helping people with loss, heartbreak, and abandonment for more than two decades, Susan Anderson gives

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Like Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying, Susan Anderson's book clearly defines the five phases of a different kind of grieving—grieving over a lost relationship. An experienced professional who has specialized in helping people with loss, heartbreak, and abandonment for more than two decades, Susan Anderson gives this subject the serious attention it deserves. The Journey From Abandonment to Healing is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups—whether they are suffering from a recent loss, or a lingering wound from the past; whether they are caught up in patterns that sabotage their own relationships, or they're in a relationship where they no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, it provides a complete program for abandonment recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425172285
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
BERKLEY TR
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Anderson, CSW, is a psychotherapist who has specialized in helping clients deal with heartbreak, loss and abandonment for more than 25 years. She has led workshops on abandonment recovery, conducts seminars and lectures, and has appeared on radio and television speaking on the related issues of addiction, parenting and abandonment.

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The Journey from Abandonment to Healing 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After my bible, this book is a great resource to understanding all of the emotions that come with being abandoned. For years I have felt so many of the emotions listed and thought I was just crazy. I did not have words to explain what I felt most of the time. Reading this book has helped me continue the healing process. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ironically, I had been telling a friend recently that this one ( the breakup) was different, I was older and smarter now .. I knew what I was supposed to do but I just did not know how I would get through this one. The pain was wrenching and unquenchable. I would pray each day I would wake up and feel differently, but the morning came and the anxiety flooded in. The struggle to get through it, unbearable. I did not understand why I was unable to shake it .. I am smart, successful .. then my mother called me and told me that she had purchased a book for me to read. Great! just what I needed, another person telling me how I should feel. I obligued, how sorry I am that I had not opened the pages sooner. What an extreme relief it is to turn something so intangible into something you can touch, understand and resolve. I recommend this book to anyone big or small that has or is experiencing loss. You won't regret it.
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The information on the five stages of grief was right on the money and quite helpful, but the exercises (working with your "Inner" and "Outer" children) left much to be desired.
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RHSTX More than 1 year ago
I may have never annotated a book so much in my life. I have four and one-half pages of short statements with page number references in the front of the book... The inside is marked all up. That can only mean one thing: I found this book very relevant and plan on referencing it again...
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It is a great book for counselers and people who need to heal from broken relathinships
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I read this book after reading many many books, and this one so totally hit home I can't believe it. I had no idea there was such a thing as emotional abandonment (or that it carries over from childhood through adult life), and everything in this book pertains to me and how I've been dealing with and suffering with relationships throughout my life. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is worth much more than the price. I was never big on self-help books but this one somehow made the cut. This book gives you direction when you think you'll never find your way, it gives strength when you've lost hope. I think because it explains technically what happens inside your body and that everyone who experiences it, experiences it because you're normal, gives you a release from all the hurt. I also love this book because it gives me a way to work out my problems instead of piling them on top of all my friends and just letting them fester until everyone wants to tell you to shut up. I will buy every book this author puts out because she really knows what she's dealing with. Thank you Susan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 23 years old and just started to read this book and it's done more for me in one day than my husband has in 5 years. It's been VERY HARD but I am beggining my healing process and very optimistic for the future. I know this book can't give me the courage I need to get through this pain but it has given me insight into why we all do the things we do. When I'm done my mom wants to read it also. Great book for the young and the young at heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was definetely what I needed. After almost a year the wounds of being abandoned by someone I cared about are still raw. This book helped to see that my feelings are legitimate and I am trying to heal myself although it has been very difficult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At a time in my life when all I could do was cry and wish the pain away, Susan helped me understand and deal with the pain of being abandoned by my boyfriend who I dearly loved. It still is a struggle, but when I get the urge to call him, knowing that all he will do is call me a stalker, I pick up the book, pull a random page and read myself back to sanity. Definitely a savior in harsh environments!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Anderson has been able to organize, describe and pinpoint in a wonderfully relatable way, the feelings and the processes one goes through in the abandonment experience. She has used her first-hand experience as well as her knowledge on the subject, in a way so that we all can benefit from it. Thank you Dr. Anderson, for your sharing and teachings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book after having been recently abandoned. I was lost, I was in shock, I was in physical pain. Susan Anderson helped me to understand not only the psychological stages of abandonment, but also the physical reactions to the shock. So far, I have not found another book like it. After having talked to many friends, I'm starting to realize that there are a lot of people out there who have been abandoned and there is definitely an untapped market for this situation. People who have been abandoned are unique and their pain is even worse than loss by death. Susan helped me to understand this unique pain and recognize the experiences in my life which might have lead to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't express how wonderfully helpful this book was to me. I am grateful to Susan Anderson for her efforts and understanding.