Anyone else read this book? Was it helpful?
This book spoke to me so loudly when searching for my whys.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
My brief and unenlightened take:
Most "normals" see that they did 'a bad thing', PD's believe they are the bad thing (that they did). Crucial difference.
I did not read the rest of the book. It's free online iirc, that's all I needed.
Literally launched me toward healing...
Another book that was very good and discussed many of the same shame issues was one by Patrick Carnes that was called The Betrayal Bond. It identified so many behaviors that i just used to think, 'gosh that is so bizarre'. It dealt alot with early sexual and emotional abuse and the loyalty and defense of the people responsible for the exploitation. Real eye opener.
I agree with what you said, beautifulmess, that it is a long read. Small doses of it contain a lot of info that take awhile to consume and digest.
Glad it was able to help you with your healing, jjct. I appreciate the feedback.
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