"Compelling...gripping...a triumph of the human spirit."
The Box of Daughter is an eloquent, compassionate portrayal of the author’s triumph over five decades of emotional abuse in a toxic family. Exposing the dark truths hidden behind her family’s façade of pious perfection—the bullying and abuse that can occur behind closed doors in any dysfunctional family—the author describes her exhilarating journey of recovery from the lifelong effects of emotional exploitation.
As a young child, the author found love and affection through her relationships with cats, neighbors, and extended family. Entering therapy in her thirties, she began to unravel the threads of dysfunction in her family of origin. More than a decade later, armed with the truth about her family, she sought to understand the challenges her parents faced and recover from the trauma while simultaneously acting as the family caregiver for the parents who abused her. In 2008, she set foot on an inspiring journey to wholeness—developing self-esteem, uncovering her true self, and finally creating a life that is truly her own.
The Box of Daughter offers a message of hope that we can achieve emotional victory over the past and learn to love who we are. If you had a difficult childhood or have difficulty coping with a dysfunctional family, reading The Box of Daughter will validate your experience and help you on your journey of healing. Recovery from the past is absolutely possible.
Emotional abuse in childhood can cause a pattern called "Complex PTSD" (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) in adulthood. Recovering from Complex PTSD is not an easy process, but the rewards of raising self-esteem and living more authentically provide our souls with more freedom, more joy, and a greater capacity for love.
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The Box of Daughter offers a message of hope that everyone can triumph over emotional pain, let go of the past, and learn to live authentically.
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If you had a difficult childhood or have difficulty coping with a dysfunctional family, reading The Box of Daughter will validate your experience and help you on your journey of healing. Recovery from the past is absolutely possible.
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