THE SHOULDING A Story of Resilience and Hope

THE SHOULDING A Story of Resilience and Hope

by Roberta Brown


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THE SHOULDING: A Story of Resilience and Hope is my journey from being a child-abuse and domestic-abuse survivor to the happy, healthy person I am today. Each chapter takes the reader through the events of my dysfunctional relationships and how that dysfunction impacted every aspect of my life. I suffered through agoraphobia, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. At age fifty-one I got the final piece of the puzzle that set me free and led me to emotional and mental health.
I was raised in a middle-class Jewish home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. No one had any idea what was going on behind closed doors. Honestly, I don't think I understood the gravity of what was happening. I just thought everyone got beaten up at home. I have spent years in therapy trying to understand my life. I can proudly say that agoraphobia is no longer an issue. My anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder are minimal so I believe I have won the battle.
Writing my autobiography/memoir was daunting to say the least. My writing style is conversational, as if I'm having coffee with my reader. I think with my relaxed writing style and the humor I include, which is my greatest coping skill, I hope that the reader will understand their own similar circumstances and maybe even try some of the things that have helped me through some of the toughest parts of my life. For me, the goal of THE SHOULDING: A Story of Resilience and Hope is to help others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683480259
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Roberta Brown was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has always written, whether it was in journals, short stories in writing classes in high school, or business letters with a clever twist. Roberta’s obsession with Cher and Cher’s nails led her to go to cosmetology school and get her manicuring license. After being in the beauty business for twenty years, an anxiety disorder forced her to change direction. Roberta reinvented herself and started her own business as a marketing consultant and client-services director working from home. That business is small and going strong to this day. THE SHOULDING: A Story of Resilience and Hope is her first book. Roberta continues to live in the Minneapolis area with her cats, better known as her “fuzzy children.”

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