Getting Here From There

Getting Here From There

by Clara Atmane

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Learn to tell your truth from a reflective, honest, nonreactive prospective.

Recently retired from a challenging legal career, Clara Atmane was asking the big questions: Who am I now? Why am I here now? Why am I still so lonely?

Digging into the first ten years of her life, Atmane uncovered secrets and hidden treasure. Blame and anger turned to wonder and curiosity. Emotions and trauma in those first ten years defined her; yet, her ability to survive and the techniques she developed also came to shape who she had become. In Getting Here From There, Ms. Atmane proves that where you start has no bearing on where you can end up.

Born the youngest of six in a farming family, the idyllic backdrop hid a hostile and unwelcoming environment. The messages in those formative years were clear: You are ugly. Your birth caused our mother's mental illness. If you tell, you will not be believed.

There was a dark side to her family.
There were villains.
Thankfully, there was also survival.

Getting Here From There will show you how one woman came to forgive and even thank the people who mistreated her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162666646
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 06/19/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 842 KB

About the Author

Working for many years as a social worker and then a lawyer with victims of abuse, the author has firsthand insight into how our criminal justice system fails victims and has seen how the very methods people use to protect themselves can actually make them compromised witnesses. As an abuse victim herself, she knows the shame of hidden secrets, the feelings of unworthiness, the impatience waiting for justice, the extreme difficulty in telling the truth, and the relief of survival.

The truth is often hurtful and often misses its mark causing the wrong people to suffer. So all names have been changed and locations made anonymous to avoid causing harm.

The author lives with best buddy, her dog, Casey, surrounded by her extended family of friends.

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