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    Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment []  2021-4-6 23:41

    IT WILL WORK WELL FOR WHAT I NEED.

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    Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment []  2021-4-6 23:41

    Just a very amazing book on the subject

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    My copy of Kelly Sundberg's memoir arrived late yesterday afternoon. I stayed up late and woke up early to [email protected]#$%!. I required to know how she found the strength to leave and the grace to tell her story. Her writing is strong and shows that it is often just as hard to leave as it is to stay. My heart is still pounding. Read this book if you think you need to leave. Read this book so you can support someone you know if the time comes. Read this book if you are a survivor, like me. Read this book.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    I want I knew what it’s like to read this memoir from a perspective other than that of an abuse survivor, but I don’t. I read this in a couple of days, and it would have been faster except some parts are so painfully truthful that I took a couple of required breaks. Sundberg’s acc of her relationship is brutally honest while shedding light on the complexities that compelled her and so a lot of women to stay, at least for a rical and beautifully written memoir about the ugly yet complicated nature of relationships with an abusive partner. Highly recommend, whether you’ve been there or just wish to better understand the journey.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    It was hard to read Kelly’s book – not only because it was triggering. Of course it was going to bring up terrors and cause nightmares, because I’ve been there, too. In a lot of ways her story is worse than mine. She suffered more physical violence, and various violence, than I did. She was still in love with him (or at least a part of her was) when she left him. (In my situation, my Ex had stripped me of such feelings and replaced them with fear and a sense of being trapped.) My feelings from her writing went much deeper, though, than how they resonated with my ndberg tells her story without apology, without whining, and in lyrical, lovely prose. She gets out of her own method and looks back with the eye of an artist and never with the eye of a victim. Yes, she is a victim. All of us who have survived emotional and physical abuse were, at one time, victims. And we’re survivors, even if we dislike being placed in either category. But those of us who create art out of our experiences do it to support that “someone” out there who needs to see ere will be a lot of who need to read Sundberg’s words at the end of her Acknowledgements: “To all of the women out there who are thinking about leaving, do it. Jump.” We can all hope those who are still suffering in their relationships will heed that advice. Her book doesn’t hide from how hard it will be. Those of us who have created that jump know that it’s just the first giant step of a rubble-strewn road.But her book reminds us that it’s the right thing to do.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    This book is about Kelly Sundberg's very specific experience, and it is so much more. Like Kelly, I grew up in a city of around 3,000 people in Idaho, a put where everyone around me displayed that women existed to serve their men, that the highest achievement is (for god's sake!) not rocking the boat, and that the mistakes of men happen only because the women were too [stupid, lazy, ugly, fat, clueless, ignorant, pigheaded - take your pick] to have prevented it from happening. I, too, found myself in an abusive first marriage, confused about why the rules about relationships I'd learned weren't working.I read this whole book in an afternoon. The experience of turning the pages was, to me, like meeting a fresh mate who gets you in a method no one else ever me people here have posted very short-sighted reviews - people who were seemingly looking for some kind of rock 'em, sock 'em narrative, reviews that claim the dives Sundberg takes back into childhood and early adulthood are, in some way, departures from the story at hand. I couldn't disagree more. Kelly tells the story not as someone reacting to a poor situation, or as someone with an axe to grind, but rather as someone who is thoughtful and has done the work to understand all of the contributing factors that can lead someone to stay and stand at the ready for more, and more, and more of something painful. To those reviewers, I say, obtain your voyeuristic hard-on elsewhere. (Or, you know, don't.)There are a lot of vivid and emotional scenes in Goodbye, Sweet Girl, but the one I can't obtain out of my mind is one in which Cory, a mate of Sundberg's then-boyfriend, throws an empty can at her feet in her home. When she reminds him it doesn't belong there, and that he should pick it up, he licks his fork and throws it at her feet. "Isn't that your job?" he says. And no one else says or does anything. If I had 300 additional hands and feet, I could not count on them the number of times this kind of [email protected]#$% occurred in my experience growing up in the epicenter of patriarchy. It's hard to explain to others who grew up in more balanced locations that these things exist; it is a kind of fiery salve to read it so plainly in these pages. It is a delight to see Sundberg ultimately search footing on the high street (in what appears to be astonishing fairness and compassion) and to search the strength to reject what doesn't serve her and her ward the end, Kelly uses a wolf metaphor, saying that - at one time - she would have run, but that now, she's staring the wolves down. That writing is her method of doing so. She's breaking the cardinal rule of amazing girls in Idaho by saying, "Hey, this isn't okay, and we need to talk about it," and, for that, I wish to say, Finally. Thank you. I am with you, and I hear you. Bravo.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    This book covers thousands of miles and the terrain of complex lives. It is special in the memoir genre because the author leads with accountability without handwringing or misplaced guilt. The strength to leave is greatly underestimated by outsiders who do not appreciate that abused women have full lives like every else, and that their partners who abuse them are not constant creatures but deeply flawed people. The strength comes from accepting that the only happiness we can control is our own, and that truth is the egress window to freedom. The author understands that a person has to give up the lies society and we as individuals tell ourselves to see things clearly enough to move forward and on with living, rather than just surviving. P

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    This book is so important. It's not at all what I thought it would be and that's what makes it so powerful. If you wish to have a better understanding of why it is so difficult for women to leave their abusers, read this a memoir, Kelly Sundberg's writing avoids the usual characterizations or tropes of the people who inhabit her life's story--the residents of Salmon, an impoverished logging community, her family, the men who thrill and later disappoint her, her abuser's family, her abuser, or herself. Her writing is nuanced and incredibly compassionate to all those in her story. The imagery and braided timeline are both effective at helping her reader understand her desire for love and why she (and likely a lot of other women) don't immediately leave their is could've easily fell into Lifetime-movie location but it never comes close. Don't miss this strong book from a talented up&coming memoirist.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    I read Kelly Sundberg's work in Guernica's "It will look like a sunset" and was floored by the honesty and the crisp language in which she described her life and marriage with a man she loved and then had to extricate herself out of. "Goodbye, Sweet Girl" is the memoir that is all and more of this--her childhood, her very frank look at herself, her never-being-able-to-complete-anything attitude, her intelligence and with that, her very soft insecurities, and the love for a man who was troubled, difficult and eventually, a physical abuser. Sundberg's language is simple, direct and yet so effective in bringing to us, the lives of married writers where her success was used versus her in a violent manner. The love for her son comes through in each chapter and also how she finally is able to escape and survive a violent marriage. It is simple to judge the ex-husband and/or defend and/or vilify him--but Sundberg's writing is a very honest description of all the flaws, his as well as hers. Ultimately it's her acc of the sadness she felt in the marriage and the triumph after that. Beautifully written, and very present--one feels we know the writer through her words and her honesty.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    From the pristine Idaho mountains to the broken peaks of West Virginia, Goodbye, Sweet Girl chronicles Kelly Sundberg’s girlhood through motherhood and her marriage to an increasingly abusive man. The portrait of her marriage is honest and attractive and raw, so much that we don’t ask why she stayed with him, why women stay with abusive men. Why do they stay? Why do we stay? We stay because that’s what girls - in Idaho, in West Virginia, girls in America - grow up believing they should do. We stay because we love them. We stay because we’re a family. We stay when we’re beaten. We stay when we’re torn down. We stay until we can’t stay anymore.

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    As I was reading "Goodbye, Sweet Girl" by Kelly Sundberg, I was reminded of Mala, a mate I had met a few years ago. She was a doctor by profession. Her husband, an engineer, was not only gainfully employed but was quite well-placed in an engineering concern. Mala and her husband lived with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, his choice. Though, financially she and her husband were individually independent, he would insist that Mala handed over her earnings to him and he would decide how much pocket cash she would get. Like a docile wife, or maybe, to hold peace in the family, Mala would do as she was told. She did this for a while but gradually got tired of it and started to rebel. That’s when her beatings ensued. She had no one to help her. Both her mother-in-law and sister-in-law sided with her husband. Then one day while her husband was at work, and her in-laws were out, she packed up whatever small she could and walked out of that house with nothing but a single suitcase and the memories of festering lly’s husband , Caleb, usually a funny, warm and supportive man, had a dark side that Kelly wasn’t aware of. From time to time, quite unpredictably, he would obtain mad and violent at the simplest of reasons. Kelly would place up with his split personality year after year hoping he would obtain better in course of time. But, instead, things went from poor to worse until it became impossible for her to live through this agonizing life. “Goodbye, Sweet Girl” is a haunting and heartbreaking story of one woman’s journey through love, hope, compassion, compromise, and finally surrender to what couldn’t be redeemed—a life of love and joy that Kelly so badly longed for. A must read for anyone living through domestic abuse and violence and looking for a method out of the hellhole for dignified survival.'I sat next to her, floating in the water, watching the sun dip behind the canyon, and I tried memorizing everything about that moment. I wanted to always remember the cool dark water of the Salmon River, the warm sand, the smell of pine, the sky so large, canopied with stars. It was the first time that I felt that I could be satisfied again. Caleb was nowhere nearby, and he never would be again, but my mate was there. And I was there.....................Now, six years later, I stood staring at that wide, begin Iowa sky, surrounded by nothing but chain restaurants, a potential suicide, and a funeral home. An airplane streaked by, leaving a white tail in its wake. I thought about sitting by the river with Emily and savored the info I had willed myself to remember. I saw the bruised woman who I had been cradled in that cool water, still recovering from her Caleb life. But now I saw her as a memory, and I could finally say to her, "Goodbye, sweet girl."'

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    Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival []  2020-1-22 22:36

    I can't remember if this will post under my true name or not, and since I know the author I don't wish to fangirl too hard, haha! Loved the imagery of the West, particularly the winters. Loved that there were moments of humor and beauty in even the darkest parts. Loved that, unlike in a lot of memoirs involving unhealthy relationships, the writer connected the dots over time; she learned what behavior she wasn't willing to tolerate in a partner and what amazing things she deserves (as do we all!). Funny story: even though I know she's alive and well, the writing throughout was immersive enough that I found myself thinking several times "oh no, is she going to survive this bit...???" (not always at the hands of her abusive spouse; I worried about mountain lions, snakes, spiders, flash floods, etc. at different points) So, that was exiting. This book will break your heart but then place it back together again. Seriously, just read it.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    I actually quite enjoyed this book. The author is engaging, and she is able to weave narratives into a topic (psychology in general) that sometimes falls into the trap of becoming overly technical and boring (if you wish your topic to reach people, it should always be presented in an interesting way).My philosophy lately has been this: Believe everything, until you can't anymore. I believed this book as I read it, until I couldn't. The first issue is the distortion of statistical data. The numbers she cites (as do a lot of other feminist "survivor" advocates) for ly abused women are alarming at face value, but she's dishonest in the presentation. The definition for what constitutes " abuse" is VERY broad. I also became suspicious of the method she lightly dismisses Freud's conclusion that the hypnotically recovered "repressed memories" of his hysterical patients were just wild fantasies and confabulations. Agree or disagree with Freud, he wasn't an idiot, but Herman keeps the modern incarnation of his repressed memory theories and throws out any suspicion he had of those memories. Turns out my suspicions were e next book I read was "The Myth of Repressed Memories" by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus & Katherine Ketcham. Now THAT was a book! They present the reader the spurious nature of repressed memories and how repression as a psychological theory is basically just that: a theory. Hypnosis provides zero aid at accurate recall of memories and even opens the mind up to confabulations and erroneous information. Over the latest hundred years or so - most notably with Freud's patients - false memories have ranged from widespread abuse to alien abductions, satanic ritual abuse and murder, to decades long repeated incest, memories of which are neatly tucked away by themselves in a state pristine and excellent preservation to be recalled in vivid detail decades later. This phenomenon of perfectly preserved memory is completely foreign to anything the brain is capable of, and once the repressed memories are "recalled" (or created, I would say), the info change, and are often complete fabrications that bear no resemblance to reality, nor are they in any method indicative of abuse or noteworthy levels of trauma as a t, there are the "survivors" who, they say, we HAVE to believe, because "why would they lie?!" These survivors that had no inkling of their daddy raping them repeatedly for 15 years straight... Then others have babies sliced out of them - with no scars! How about alien abductions and satanic cults who murder thousands while leaving zero physical evidence? Sorry, but that stretches my ability to believe. If you accept at face value "repressed memories" of incest and other abuse (memories that don't exist until psychotherapists prod their patients to TRY to remember with hypnosis, concentration, painting, drawing, journal writing) then you have to accept all the other wild claims concocted under the name of "recovered" e bottom line is that Herman uses misleading statistics and an acceptance of repressed memories as a foundation to push a feminist agenda. It's the old victim card.Turns out, Freud was I guess my main beef with this book is the fact that Herman buys into the repression thing, a belief that has led to the destruction of countless otherwise satisfied families due to the recovery of bogus memories of abuse. That tragedy alone should engender caution, but it seems like we should consider that we wish to avoid cheapening the horrible experiences of people that actually are victims of incest and other forms of abuse. The book is written in a method that compares victims of domestic abuse as equals with battle veterans (there is some amazing info on battle veterans, actually), and we might accept that, but ONLY if the abuse is true and not a confabulation born out of a hypnotic or otherwise altered state. Your alien rape or imagined Cesarean or baby sacrifice is not the same as a person who goes to battle where people are trying to shoot his face off.Herman seems to think that abuse of women is endemic, that the abusers are men. Men are the enemy. Sure, whatever. With that attitude, don't complain when men *shrug*. That will be when they fail to see any reason to pursue the domestic life... oh wait, that's already happening.Oh, and my chicken [email protected]#$%! by a car, and spent 20 miles with her head stuck in the front spoiler. To this day, she walks with a limp and has a permanently deformed wing... but she lays eggs and is sociable... no repression there.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    I really wanted this book to be better, but I found it disappointing. Traumas come in all shapes and forms, and the affect all genders. The author seemed to be stuck with the view that women are only traumatized by abuse and violence, and men are only traumatized by war. While she occasionally mentions that other traumatic happenings happen, she uses example after example of her stereotypical and sometimes narrow minded view. My comments are in no method denying that women are too often subjugated to violence and abuse, or that battle affects men. I just want that the author would have spent more time dealing with traumas outside the box. Those traumas are compounded by lay people and specialists who follow her limited views. They too often are treated as though their experiences aren’t *real* traumas because they don’t fall into the neat categories that the author advances.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    I actually quite enjoyed this book. The author is engaging, and she is able to weave narratives into a topic (psychology in general) that sometimes falls into the trap of becoming overly technical and boring (if you wish your topic to reach people, it should always be presented in an interesting way).My philosophy lately has been this: Believe everything, until you can't anymore. I believed this book as I read it, until I couldn't. The first issue is the distortion of statistical data. The numbers she cites (as do a lot of other feminist "survivor" advocates) for ly abused women are alarming at face value, but she's dishonest in the presentation. The definition for what constitutes " abuse" is VERY broad. I also became suspicious of the method she lightly dismisses Freud's conclusion that the hypnotically recovered "repressed memories" of his hysterical patients were just wild fantasies and confabulations. Agree or disagree with Freud, he wasn't an idiot, but Herman keeps the modern incarnation of his repressed memory theories and throws out any suspicion he had of those memories. Turns out my suspicions were e next book I read was "The Myth of Repressed Memories" by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus & Katherine Ketcham. Now THAT was a book! They present the reader the spurious nature of repressed memories and how repression as a psychological theory is basically just that: a theory. Hypnosis provides zero aid at accurate recall of memories and even opens the mind up to confabulations and erroneous information. Over the latest hundred years or so - most notably with Freud's patients - false memories have ranged from widespread abuse to alien abductions, satanic ritual abuse and murder, to decades long repeated incest, memories of which are neatly tucked away by themselves in a state pristine and excellent preservation to be recalled in vivid detail decades later. This phenomenon of perfectly preserved memory is completely foreign to anything the brain is capable of, and once the repressed memories are "recalled" (or created, I would say), the info change, and are often complete fabrications that bear no resemblance to reality, nor are they in any method indicative of abuse or noteworthy levels of trauma as a t, there are the "survivors" who, they say, we HAVE to believe, because "why would they lie?!" These survivors that had no inkling of their daddy raping them repeatedly for 15 years straight... Then others have babies sliced out of them - with no scars! How about alien abductions and satanic cults who murder thousands while leaving zero physical evidence? Sorry, but that stretches my ability to believe. If you accept at face value "repressed memories" of incest and other abuse (memories that don't exist until psychotherapists prod their patients to TRY to remember with hypnosis, concentration, painting, drawing, journal writing) then you have to accept all the other wild claims concocted under the name of "recovered" e bottom line is that Herman uses misleading statistics and an acceptance of repressed memories as a foundation to push a feminist agenda. It's the old victim card.Turns out, Freud was I guess my main beef with this book is the fact that Herman buys into the repression thing, a belief that has led to the destruction of countless otherwise satisfied families due to the recovery of bogus memories of abuse. That tragedy alone should engender caution, but it seems like we should consider that we wish to avoid cheapening the horrible experiences of people that actually are victims of incest and other forms of abuse. The book is written in a method that compares victims of domestic abuse as equals with battle veterans (there is some amazing info on battle veterans, actually), and we might accept that, but ONLY if the abuse is true and not a confabulation born out of a hypnotic or otherwise altered state. Your alien rape or imagined Cesarean or baby sacrifice is not the same as a person who goes to battle where people are trying to shoot his face off.Herman seems to think that abuse of women is endemic, that the abusers are men. Men are the enemy. Sure, whatever. With that attitude, don't complain when men *shrug*. That will be when they fail to see any reason to pursue the domestic life... oh wait, that's already happening.Oh, and my chicken [email protected]#$%! by a car, and spent 20 miles with her head stuck in the front spoiler. To this day, she walks with a limp and has a permanently deformed wing... but she lays eggs and is sociable... no repression there.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    This book helped me change my life. I realized a bit late in life (50ish) that I'd been dissociating for most of my life. Seemingly from trauma as a baby and child.Judith Herman writes this book with such love, and nurturing and caring. I read it very slowly, with a highlighter. I could only read it a bit at a time, to give myself time to process. The book helped me understand things that had been mysteries to me my entire life! I hadn't created the PTSD connection before. Life has a method of illuminating things. At first, I wanted to track Dr. Herman down and see her for a few sessions. Too poor I don't have that kind of cash :-) I found a PTSD group via MeetUps, and started working with the therapist who runs it and offers a sliding scale. I'm an integrated and joyful person these days.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    I really wanted this book to be better, but I found it disappointing. Traumas come in all shapes and forms, and the affect all genders. The author seemed to be stuck with the view that women are only traumatized by abuse and violence, and men are only traumatized by war. While she occasionally mentions that other traumatic happenings happen, she uses example after example of her stereotypical and sometimes narrow minded view. My comments are in no method denying that women are too often subjugated to violence and abuse, or that battle affects men. I just want that the author would have spent more time dealing with traumas outside the box. Those traumas are compounded by lay people and specialists who follow her limited views. They too often are treated as though their experiences aren’t *real* traumas because they don’t fall into the neat categories that the author advances.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    This book had been a godsend. I suffer from complex ptsd from childhood trauma. This book looks at various aspects of trauma and has helped me to not only understand what trauma really means but its helped me to understand myself better too.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    Wonderful book. I am reading it for a course in clinical treatment for trauma. The book is an extra-ordinary, moving, tour de force that moves elegantly from the history of the idea of trauma (its origins in French studies of hysteria) through the "discovery" of PTSD with battle veterans to the feminist uncovering of rape, domestic violence, and kid abuse. Herman argues that although medical specialists and society recognize that some people suffer from a malady of depression, anxiety, uncontrolled fear, dissociation, and pain they are not always willing to give this condition a name or to treat it unless a political movement comes along and makes the case that an entire group of neglected people is suffering and deserves help. At any given time there are some groups (vets) whose suffering is recognized while another group (women or children) whose suffering is not recognized or whose symptoms are patholgized or repressed or ignored. At the show moment, I think Dr. Herman would agree, the study of trauma has expanded past the first two groups (war veterans and women/children) to contain refugees, immigrants, and minorities in an oppressive political system. This book is beautifully written--it is both academic and intellectual, and accessible to people who are suffering and wish to understand their own experience more.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    This book had been a godsend. I suffer from complex ptsd from childhood trauma. This book looks at various aspects of trauma and has helped me to not only understand what trauma really means but its helped me to understand myself better too.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    This book helped me change my life. I realized a bit late in life (50ish) that I'd been dissociating for most of my life. Seemingly from trauma as a baby and child.Judith Herman writes this book with such love, and nurturing and caring. I read it very slowly, with a highlighter. I could only read it a bit at a time, to give myself time to process. The book helped me understand things that had been mysteries to me my entire life! I hadn't created the PTSD connection before. Life has a method of illuminating things. At first, I wanted to track Dr. Herman down and see her for a few sessions. Too poor I don't have that kind of cash :-) I found a PTSD group via MeetUps, and started working with the therapist who runs it and offers a sliding scale. I'm an integrated and joyful person these days.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    There is a reason the Fresh York Times calls this book "one of the most necessary psychiatric works to be published in since Freud." Judith Miller has not only extensive knowledge but she is able to discuss how trauma and healing from trauma is affected my larger societal and familial relationship dynamics. The first part discusses the history of the study of trauma. Then how our relationship dynamics can support or damage healing. Then what it takes to heal. She writes with amazing compassion and has a deep understanding how healing must happen in regards to the bigger picture of society. This books gets to the core of trauma.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    This was a groundbreaking book when it was written 27 years ago and Herman deserves enormous credit. But Herman's feminist agenda is hard to miss and so her approach comes across as in your face harsh, sometimes bordering on brutal. It is a book for therapists in my opinion. As a layperson, I found the detailed accounts of abuse and of soldiers subjected to unimaginable horror too traumatizing.If you are a trauma survivor, I suggest a kinder and gentler approach, Bessel Van Der Kolk's "The Body Keeps The Score". It is more considerate of the non therapist reader and up to date on current research and treatments. The only downside is the print/font size, still method too small.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    There is a reason the Fresh York Times calls this book "one of the most necessary psychiatric works to be published in since Freud." Judith Miller has not only extensive knowledge but she is able to discuss how trauma and healing from trauma is affected my larger societal and familial relationship dynamics. The first part discusses the history of the study of trauma. Then how our relationship dynamics can support or damage healing. Then what it takes to heal. She writes with amazing compassion and has a deep understanding how healing must happen in regards to the bigger picture of society. This books gets to the core of trauma.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    Unbelievable book. My interest in developmental trauma is private having grown up with a Borderline abusive mother and a jealous, bully of a sister who tormented me from day one. They couldn't have done a better job of damaging me in tandem if they I test to support others who have no idea why their lives are a "mess" with the depression, anxiety, panic, and low self-esteem. IT FINALLY MAKES SENSE! Thank you, dear Ms. Herman. (And Bessel van der Kolk)!!

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    Unbelievable book. My interest in developmental trauma is private having grown up with a Borderline abusive mother and a jealous, bully of a sister who tormented me from day one. They couldn't have done a better job of damaging me in tandem if they I test to support others who have no idea why their lives are a "mess" with the depression, anxiety, panic, and low self-esteem. IT FINALLY MAKES SENSE! Thank you, dear Ms. Herman. (And Bessel van der Kolk)!!

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    Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies []  2019-12-26 18:53

    Excellent, A very informative publication. Well worth the read (if you are into water quality and treatment issues)

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    I am a large reader and my counselor told me that she recommends this book to a lot of of her clients. So this book came STRONGLY recommended! (That should tell you something right there.) I'm not even 1/2 method through and it has opened my eyes to sooooo much. I can completely understand where, why, and how my feelings have originated. This is a amazing addition to your own emotional work and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for more insight into their own traumas!

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-6 18:40

    I read this book a while back in my undergraduate program. Since then, I have been trained as an EMDR therapist and to reread the book with the EMDR lens is a fresh method to approach this fundamental work in the field of trauma. This is a solid work that will support readers understand trauma treatment and ways to approach those who have suffered unspeakable events.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    Wonderful book. I am reading it for a course in clinical treatment for trauma. The book is an extra-ordinary, moving, tour de force that moves elegantly from the history of the idea of trauma (its origins in French studies of hysteria) through the "discovery" of PTSD with battle veterans to the feminist uncovering of rape, domestic violence, and kid abuse. Herman argues that although medical specialists and society recognize that some people suffer from a malady of depression, anxiety, uncontrolled fear, dissociation, and pain they are not always willing to give this condition a name or to treat it unless a political movement comes along and makes the case that an entire group of neglected people is suffering and deserves help. At any given time there are some groups (vets) whose suffering is recognized while another group (women or children) whose suffering is not recognized or whose symptoms are patholgized or repressed or ignored. At the show moment, I think Dr. Herman would agree, the study of trauma has expanded past the first two groups (war veterans and women/children) to contain refugees, immigrants, and minorities in an oppressive political system. This book is beautifully written--it is both academic and intellectual, and accessible to people who are suffering and wish to understand their own experience more.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    I am a large reader and my counselor told me that she recommends this book to a lot of of her clients. So this book came STRONGLY recommended! (That should tell you something right there.) I'm not even 1/2 method through and it has opened my eyes to sooooo much. I can completely understand where, why, and how my feelings have originated. This is a amazing addition to your own emotional work and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for more insight into their own traumas!

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    This was a groundbreaking book when it was written 27 years ago and Herman deserves enormous credit. But Herman's feminist agenda is hard to miss and so her approach comes across as in your face harsh, sometimes bordering on brutal. It is a book for therapists in my opinion. As a layperson, I found the detailed accounts of abuse and of soldiers subjected to unimaginable horror too traumatizing.If you are a trauma survivor, I suggest a kinder and gentler approach, Bessel Van Der Kolk's "The Body Keeps The Score". It is more considerate of the non therapist reader and up to date on current research and treatments. The only downside is the print/font size, still method too small.

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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror []  2020-1-22 20:10

    I read this book a while back in my undergraduate program. Since then, I have been trained as an EMDR therapist and to reread the book with the EMDR lens is a fresh method to approach this fundamental work in the field of trauma. This is a solid work that will support readers understand trauma treatment and ways to approach those who have suffered unspeakable events.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    This is a solid and intriguing book on existentialist psychology, alternatively known as humanistic psychology. The author takes over the notion of repression from Freud , and agrees with him insofar as repression is the cause of psychic distress ; where he disagrees profoundly is what is the nature of this e author argues that what is repressed is not simply ity, but a more complete and profoundly subterranean force, which he terms the 'daimonic'.The daimonic (not to be confused with demonic) is the psychobiological source of human vitality and energy, and we repress it to our own detriment. A crucial component of the daimonic are the very human impulses of anger and rage. The author makes a convincing case that the majority of the violence we see in our day and age (he starts off his book with a long meditation on the wave of violence that consumed America in the latest decades of the 20th century) is due to repressed violence and anger, that became poisoned and exploded in an unpredictable manner.Anger and rage are fundamentally a part of human nature, and it is our existential attitude towards them that causes us to embrace/cultivate or repress them. This is the core notice of the book, and it is a well-made point. This thesis is well-argued, using material from mythology, dreams, Jungian shadow-work, and existential e book suffers from the usual tendency of psychology books, however, in that it spends a bit too much time attacking other schools of thought. The CBT and purely-biological strands of psychiatric practice, in particular, come in for some well-aimed criticism. Additionally, there were a bit too a lot of examples and counter-examples, and ill-placed case studies that detracted from the flow of the text. But I suppose a purely theoretical book on psychology is to mistake it for philosophy.I also got a bit tired of seeing Rollo May's name crop up every 3 to 4 pages. But to be fair to the author, most of the quotes were well-sourced and quite profound and undoubtedly helped stoke my interest in reading the man in his own words.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    Unbelievable perspective

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    I am a clinical psychologist, and in my list of favorite books, I write this:Diamond writes: "The volatile emotions of anger and rage have been broadly `demonized,' vilified, maligned, and rejected as purely pathological, negative impulses with no true redeeming qualities. As a result, most `respectable' Americans habitually suppress, repress, or deny their anger-inadvertently rendering it doubly dangerous." He also clarifies, while developing the ideas of Rollo May, how we therapists collude with our clients and culture, thus depriving ourselves of the value and resources of this normal dimension of our being. He integrates psychoytic, Jungian, and existential theory under a fresh rubric of Existential Depth Psychology. As May states, our job is often "not to still the daimons but to wake them."This is an important, engaging, and well-written work that I want all my colleagues would read.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    I am a fresh student of psychology and this book was awesome and what it has to say about violence in our culture. It's observations on how off the tag we are as a society to stop the violence is also priceless!

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    a difficult book to read, stylistically speaking. the sentences are awkward, and 300 pages later i couldn't adapt to the point that they smoothed out. chapters 2-5, roughly 100 pages, seemed particularly viscous. i went through the entire book without feeling that i really knew what the author meant by the term "daimonic." there's a footnote from the intro that gives a hint, another tip on page 65, but after going through it a third time the best i can do is work backward from terms from freud and jung. diamond provides reasonably informative and entertaining overviews of noted theorists and brief biographies of creative artists. the most welcome line of the book for me was a quote from rollo may: "the task of the therapist is to conjure up the devils rather than place them to sleep." no devils, and few other readers, will be particularly stirred up by the book, i'm afraid, but i give it a four for the revelation that western thinkers have arrived at "confrontation therapy" mere thousands of years after the orient (a zen master shoved his non-swimming student into a deep pond. as the student thrashed, the master calmly asked, "at this moment, what is your original mind?").

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    I have read thousands of books having post graduate degrees. This book is scientifically grounded, history connected, & entertaining. A MUST READ!

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    A master work. This should be in everyones tool box. Diamond shows the breakdown in Culture and Society and how Repression destroys society and the individual as well. It's Incredibly well written. An investigation into the human condition that appears so clear in explanation that one actually feels there is hope for a fresh awareness that can aide us in these dark times.He explains the violence that seems so senseless and points to the direct cause where we have a viable option that can change ourselves and in so doing affect change around is book can create a difference for those that take it is is the best book I ever read on the need to understand ourselves and points the direction to healthy change if we accept it's premise.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    Diamond redeems anger in much the same method that May redeemed Anxiety over 50-years ago. A student of May's, Diamond shows an perfect grasp of both May's work and the broader context of exisential and depth psychology. Particularly helpful is Diamond's ability to apply the concept of the daimon to psychopathology and the psychological disorders. This provides for a penetrating ysis of pathology from an existential perspective along with a fresh approach to the etiology of these this single volume, Diamond shows himself to be one of the leaders in contemporary existential thought. This book should be a must read for contemporary students and practitioners of depth psychology.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    This is a remarkable, absorbing, impressive, extremely valuable book. I read it twenty-five years ago upon its publication: it spoke to me then; it has stayed with me; it speaks to me now. It is a nearly one of a kind book, a one of a kind example of a truly Existential Psychology — an Existential Psychology steeped in the uniqueness and brilliance of Rollo May, and through him the influence of ‘Paulus’, that is, of genius of Paul Tillich; an Existential Psychology supremely aware that as the poet Auden said, ‘we are lived by powers that we do not understand’ — or, perhaps to edit that a bit in the manner of Tillich, May and Diamond, ‘we are lived by powers when we do not understand them’ Powers to which these authors give the name ‘the Daimonic’; an Existential Psychology that speaks a deeply learned, cultured, strong and poetic language in its effort to therapeutically recognize, acknowledge and address these Powers that speak through the Anger, Rage, the Restlessness, the Discontent of ‘the Mad American’ who in the quarter century since this book’s publication has only grown more angry, not through any attempted ‘integration’ of these forces but by developing a respectful relationship to then in quest of transformation, in quest of the ‘authenticity’ that allows us to live vitally in the fullness of our humanity; an Existential Psychology, confident in its own voice, roots sources, practice and cautionary about both the multiplication of competing models of Psychology and psychotherapy and the ultimate and enduring value, that is to say, the potential inhumanity of pharmacology, short-term and exclusively cognitive based therapies; and, finally by virtue of this background in May and Tillich and by these views, an Existential Psychology somewhat disaffiliated with the Phenomenological and Humanistic Psychology. The sources of this book, it’s bibliography, with its compilation, with it’s Greek Tragedy like Chorus of so a lot of of the Giants of the Existential and Depth Psychology traditions together with some voices not so known, such as Ernst Becker, alone is worth the price of this eventually to be acknowledged Classic book. For psychologists, and psychotherapists certainly, but also for theologians, Priests and Pastors; in fact, for any reader confused, maybe a small frightened by our times, the mass shootings, the rising tide of violent crime in our cities..... confused, a small frightened and in find of the kind of insight that can support us all create our method through.

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    Anger, Madness and the Daimonic: The Paradoxical Power of Rage in Violence, Evil and Creativity []  2020-12-6 18:17

    Steven B. Herrmann, PhD, MFTAuthor of "William Everson: The Shaman's Call"Steven Diamond's book is a key to understanding some effective methods and techniques which may clearly delineate how to deal constructively with daimonic anger and rage in psychotherapy and most importantly, how to transform them creatively in the consulting room. The "daimonic" is, Diamond notes, a symbolic concept, one which Rollo May amplified courageously, in the late sixties and early seventies in his books, lectures, and articles, culminating with his seminal paper "Psychotherapy and the Daimonic" (Myths, Dreams, and Religion, Fresh York: Dutton, 1970). May created the paradoxical claim that it is the task of the psychotherapist "to conjure up the devils rather than place them to sleep" (Diamond, 181) The goal is not to repress the daimonic but to activate it, he says, to bring it to full awareness. "Great creativity," Diamond adds "is most often an amalgam of a lot of elements, including mental disorder, disease and evil. Herman Melville, in his epic novel [email protected]#$%, goes so far as to suggest that amazing women and men `are created so through a certain morbidness.... All mortal greatness is but disease'" (261). The issue of modern psychotherapy, in Diamond's view, is how to transform this primary human proclivity for destruction (including madness) into healthy passion which would contain anger, eros, and creativity. In Diamond's view, techniques should "be employed for the express purpose of cultivating the daimonic rather than suppressing, diffusing, or eradicating it" (221, 222) and his use of "cultivating" implies maturation and differentiation. "We are, to some significant degree," Diamond says "all responsible for defining that yet obscured method which will lead us to our destiny: not our individual private and professional destinies, but the collective destiny of this country" (299). Diamond seems never to overlook the private or the ethical aspects of our profession. He accents the duty that psychotherapists today have to transform the daimonic through social as well as clinical action. This is an necessary book that I highly recommend.

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    I search the workbook lacking in the primary elements of Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure. Too poor the authors did not care to properly proofread their respective work. A 9-grade "dropout" on could do better than this.... fundamentally poorly written workbook. Poor

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    The Fear of the Blow is another heartbreaking but inspiring tale about a person’s dark past. This time, it’s about Jena’s (the author) life, and her experience on domestic violence, and her redemption from ople have various ways on how to confront their experiences, may it be a past experience or the show situation. And for me, that’s what matters. And it’s also a seemingly never-ending process, something that the person should choose each time he or she wakes up in the morning. It’s a brave thing to always choose what’s right, and I admire the author for doing so. Not a lot of people have the courage to accept the life they used to live, or the life they left is book is a tangible reminder to all of us that domestic violence still happens and will continue to happen probably for endless reasons we still couldn’t think of. And this book also makes me think of all those who still suffer from this kind of tragedy, especially now, during the quarantine. What life is like to those who have nothing to call home? What kind of life is waiting to those who do not wish to stay home because it’s so much safer outside? If we can think about them even for just one second, maybe we’ll be relieved by the fact that at least our homes are safe. Despite the boredom. Despite the tiring work from home setup. Despite the endless whines of our e Fear of the Blow gives us more than just awareness—it also gives us hope that no matter how dark the past is, it’ll be better if only we remember to turn on the lights.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    This is certainly an emotional and hard book to read. The subject of family domestic abuse is tough, and most people shy away from it. And this is exactly why it is so prevalent in our country and is able to go on for so long in a lot of households. What this book does is gives the reader a inside story of someone who grows up in a house where all family members are being terrorized by one, in this book it’s the father. Verbal, emotional, physical, all types of abuse is heaped upon the wife, son and daughter for years before they are able to ining this insight about how this abuse is enabled to go on and on will be effective in helping us all speak out when we see something event and hopefully this book will be able to save some lives. I really liked the book. I cannot like the story other than that it is an accurate portrayal of what can go on in an abusive household. But it was well written and the resources that are given are amazing in giving us a reference point in where to go when we need it.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    Allow me just begin by saying that I praise Jena Parks for speaking up about her experience living with an abusive father and for using her writing to share her experience and empower others who may be in the same situation as she was growing up. This is a very dark recollection of her memories growing up and it can sometimes be a small too much for some readers to handle it. Nevertheless, this is truly an epidemic situation that thrives in the silence of the victims, and is evidente in her story as well. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman Gut-Wrenching Story of Child-Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption checks all the checkpoints in domestic violence stories and, luckily, this one turns out well. I understand this is a very intimate recount of what happened to the author but the book would gain from some editing, particularly shortening (or skipping altogether after the first exemple) the prayers part. They are very lengthy and don’t add a lot to the story.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:43

    This is certainly an emotional and hard book to read. The subject of family domestic abuse is tough, and most people shy away from it. And this is exactly why it is so prevalent in our country and is able to go on for so long in a lot of households. What this book does is gives the reader a inside story of someone who grows up in a house where all family members are being terrorized by one, in this book it’s the father. Verbal, emotional, physical, all types of abuse is heaped upon the wife, son and daughter for years before they are able to ining this insight about how this abuse is enabled to go on and on will be effective in helping us all speak out when we see something event and hopefully this book will be able to save some lives. I really liked the book. I cannot like the story other than that it is an accurate portrayal of what can go on in an abusive household. But it was well written and the resources that are given are amazing in giving us a reference point in where to go when we need it.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 18:56

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 19:0

    The level of awareness this brought me was astounding. I have read other people’s private recounts of domestic abuse and violence and this goes to present that the only thing domestic violence experiences have in common is the though the private journey of Jena Parks is empowering and hopeful, she brings you back in with the reminders that being a survivor is an action taken every day. There is no escaping her past but she is on the path of a amazing future. Her voice is one that I hope will support carry others into a heightened sense of awareness and understanding.Purely on the writing, Parks has delivered a well written novel. Every page propels you into the next without the possibility to place it down. The Fear of the Blow is a must read for anyone who has the capacity to handle the truth that Parks doles out. She is blunt, and forthcoming with what she witnessed and experienced. As much as I don’t wish to place a warning out there, these are probably not for the faint of heart, but know that you’re turning away from a person’s reality.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    The level of awareness this brought me was astounding. I have read other people’s private recounts of domestic abuse and violence and this goes to present that the only thing domestic violence experiences have in common is the though the private journey of Jena Parks is empowering and hopeful, she brings you back in with the reminders that being a survivor is an action taken every day. There is no escaping her past but she is on the path of a amazing future. Her voice is one that I hope will support carry others into a heightened sense of awareness and understanding.Purely on the writing, Parks has delivered a well written novel. Every page propels you into the next without the possibility to place it down. The Fear of the Blow is a must read for anyone who has the capacity to handle the truth that Parks doles out. She is blunt, and forthcoming with what she witnessed and experienced. As much as I don’t wish to place a warning out there, these are probably not for the faint of heart, but know that you’re turning away from a person’s reality.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    This is certainly an emotional and hard book to read. The subject of family domestic abuse is tough, and most people shy away from it. And this is exactly why it is so prevalent in our country and is able to go on for so long in a lot of households. What this book does is gives the reader a inside story of someone who grows up in a house where all family members are being terrorized by one, in this book it’s the father. Verbal, emotional, physical, all types of abuse is heaped upon the wife, son and daughter for years before they are able to ining this insight about how this abuse is enabled to go on and on will be effective in helping us all speak out when we see something event and hopefully this book will be able to save some lives. I really liked the book. I cannot like the story other than that it is an accurate portrayal of what can go on in an abusive household. But it was well written and the resources that are given are amazing in giving us a reference point in where to go when we need it.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    This is certainly an emotional and hard book to read. The subject of family domestic abuse is tough, and most people shy away from it. And this is exactly why it is so prevalent in our country and is able to go on for so long in a lot of households. What this book does is gives the reader a inside story of someone who grows up in a house where all family members are being terrorized by one, in this book it’s the father. Verbal, emotional, physical, all types of abuse is heaped upon the wife, son and daughter for years before they are able to ining this insight about how this abuse is enabled to go on and on will be effective in helping us all speak out when we see something event and hopefully this book will be able to save some lives. I really liked the book. I cannot like the story other than that it is an accurate portrayal of what can go on in an abusive household. But it was well written and the resources that are given are amazing in giving us a reference point in where to go when we need it.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:43

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:43

    The level of awareness this brought me was astounding. I have read other people’s private recounts of domestic abuse and violence and this goes to present that the only thing domestic violence experiences have in common is the though the private journey of Jena Parks is empowering and hopeful, she brings you back in with the reminders that being a survivor is an action taken every day. There is no escaping her past but she is on the path of a amazing future. Her voice is one that I hope will support carry others into a heightened sense of awareness and understanding.Purely on the writing, Parks has delivered a well written novel. Every page propels you into the next without the possibility to place it down. The Fear of the Blow is a must read for anyone who has the capacity to handle the truth that Parks doles out. She is blunt, and forthcoming with what she witnessed and experienced. As much as I don’t wish to place a warning out there, these are probably not for the faint of heart, but know that you’re turning away from a person’s reality.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:43

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 19:0

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 19:0

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    The Fear of the Blow is another heartbreaking but inspiring tale about a person’s dark past. This time, it’s about Jena’s (the author) life, and her experience on domestic violence, and her redemption from ople have various ways on how to confront their experiences, may it be a past experience or the show situation. And for me, that’s what matters. And it’s also a seemingly never-ending process, something that the person should choose each time he or she wakes up in the morning. It’s a brave thing to always choose what’s right, and I admire the author for doing so. Not a lot of people have the courage to accept the life they used to live, or the life they left is book is a tangible reminder to all of us that domestic violence still happens and will continue to happen probably for endless reasons we still couldn’t think of. And this book also makes me think of all those who still suffer from this kind of tragedy, especially now, during the quarantine. What life is like to those who have nothing to call home? What kind of life is waiting to those who do not wish to stay home because it’s so much safer outside? If we can think about them even for just one second, maybe we’ll be relieved by the fact that at least our homes are safe. Despite the boredom. Despite the tiring work from home setup. Despite the endless whines of our e Fear of the Blow gives us more than just awareness—it also gives us hope that no matter how dark the past is, it’ll be better if only we remember to turn on the lights.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    This is certainly an emotional and hard book to read. The subject of family domestic abuse is tough, and most people shy away from it. And this is exactly why it is so prevalent in our country and is able to go on for so long in a lot of households. What this book does is gives the reader a inside story of someone who grows up in a house where all family members are being terrorized by one, in this book it’s the father. Verbal, emotional, physical, all types of abuse is heaped upon the wife, son and daughter for years before they are able to ining this insight about how this abuse is enabled to go on and on will be effective in helping us all speak out when we see something event and hopefully this book will be able to save some lives. I really liked the book. I cannot like the story other than that it is an accurate portrayal of what can go on in an abusive household. But it was well written and the resources that are given are amazing in giving us a reference point in where to go when we need it.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 18:56

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 18:56

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    The level of awareness this brought me was astounding. I have read other people’s private recounts of domestic abuse and violence and this goes to present that the only thing domestic violence experiences have in common is the though the private journey of Jena Parks is empowering and hopeful, she brings you back in with the reminders that being a survivor is an action taken every day. There is no escaping her past but she is on the path of a amazing future. Her voice is one that I hope will support carry others into a heightened sense of awareness and understanding.Purely on the writing, Parks has delivered a well written novel. Every page propels you into the next without the possibility to place it down. The Fear of the Blow is a must read for anyone who has the capacity to handle the truth that Parks doles out. She is blunt, and forthcoming with what she witnessed and experienced. As much as I don’t wish to place a warning out there, these are probably not for the faint of heart, but know that you’re turning away from a person’s reality.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    This book really got to me emotionally. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching Story of Kid Abuse, Domestic violence, Alcoholism and Redemption by Jena Parks is a real story about the author’s private life growing up. She writes about watching her mother and brother be abused by her father, as well as being abused herself. It is a very sad tale that helps to bring to light the reality of what kids experience when they are born into domestic abuse in the house. I think the author did a unbelievable job at portraying her emotional experiences and showing people how things may not always be as they seem. Jena's father was a polite and well-civilized person in public, but in personal he was abusive and mean and even threatened to slay her and her mother. It is very necessary to realize that everything is not as easy as what meets the eye. He was an alcoholic and his anger just grew worse as he drank. This story is very sad and heartbreaking, but it is also a story of amazing redemption. Jena continuously prayed to God as a kid and He helped her to feel safe through everything that was happening. Now, as an adult, she advocates for kids and women in related situations to what she experienced as a child. She has been able to take her highly unfortunate experiences and turn them around to use them for amazing in helping others. I HIGHLY recommend this book and feel like it was well-worth the read.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    Allow me just begin by saying that I praise Jena Parks for speaking up about her experience living with an abusive father and for using her writing to share her experience and empower others who may be in the same situation as she was growing up. This is a very dark recollection of her memories growing up and it can sometimes be a small too much for some readers to handle it. Nevertheless, this is truly an epidemic situation that thrives in the silence of the victims, and is evidente in her story as well. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman Gut-Wrenching Story of Child-Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption checks all the checkpoints in domestic violence stories and, luckily, this one turns out well. I understand this is a very intimate recount of what happened to the author but the book would gain from some editing, particularly shortening (or skipping altogether after the first exemple) the prayers part. They are very lengthy and don’t add a lot to the story.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-8-17 18:41

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 19:0

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 19:0

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-24 18:56

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    Allow me just begin by saying that I praise Jena Parks for speaking up about her experience living with an abusive father and for using her writing to share her experience and empower others who may be in the same situation as she was growing up. This is a very dark recollection of her memories growing up and it can sometimes be a small too much for some readers to handle it. Nevertheless, this is truly an epidemic situation that thrives in the silence of the victims, and is evidente in her story as well. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman Gut-Wrenching Story of Child-Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption checks all the checkpoints in domestic violence stories and, luckily, this one turns out well. I understand this is a very intimate recount of what happened to the author but the book would gain from some editing, particularly shortening (or skipping altogether after the first exemple) the prayers part. They are very lengthy and don’t add a lot to the story.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-3 18:53

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:48

    You have to read this book. It is not only relevant to you and your family, but it is an necessary book to read and understand, because a lot of of those walking among us come from a related background and face the same challenges to overcome their adversity. Abused kids struggle just to survive, and their environment shapes the development of their brain and their emotions, which occurs differently than if they were in a safe atmosphere. The Fear of the Blow is a real story, told personally by the author, which takes courage and strength. I’m so glad she wrote this book, because as a survivor of kid abuse and domestic violence, it is reassuring to know I am not alone. Although parts of this book are difficult to read, they are necessary because they are real, and some people cannot imagine living through this trauma and tragedy. The author captures the real life of an abused child, and it is an necessary story to tell.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    Jena, darlin, I feel your pain. As an adult survivor of kid abuse, I didn't suffer as much from beatings as I did other things from my parents. (equally as poor as being beaten) However I have always tried to place my story into words so that I could tell it and I imagine this is what it would look like if I did. Lacking structure, repeating the same thing over and over (not the actual stories that create up the story) when I already got that point a chapter or two back. I skipped some of the story because the telling of why you were mates with someone wasn't interesting to me. The meat of the story is what I was looking for. The raw emotion, of which you provided but seem to lack a method to tell in a various method in each chapter. I looked to see if anyone else had critiqued your awesome story in a method better than I could have said and I didn't search one. So, not to be mean, because I would never wish that, hold writing and take some writing classes. Write other peoples stories too. Create connections and bring them into you globe the method you brought me in.Overall I couldn't place it down. I read it in two days between responsibilities at work and home. Amazing job, NEGU as one of my favorite small cancer girls has said. Never ever give re stronger than your experiences and wiser than your years.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    It is awesome to read such an eye-opening tale of what a lot of kids go through on a everyday basis in their homes. I can only imagine what this would have been like in the same situation, even though every home has its own various form of stress or tension between parents and children. I know that my childhood was still challenging in a certain way, but this makes me understand that I have nothing to complain about as I was able to hold my own safety and live as a kid rather than trying to stand up as the adult to protect my mother from my father. Reading a story of this strength makes me wish to do something for those who face this sort of danger and challenge on a regular basis at home... no kid deserves to be the one to rise to the point of leadership in his or her home.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-27 18:47

    In this book, Jena Parks tells a very private story of all forms of abuse. Her experience cuts across various stages from her childhood to her final liberation. It wasn’t an simple experience to watch your mother being brutally maltreated by a drunk dad. Like that wasn’t enough. He threatens to strangle—and even created attempts at almost strangling his kids to na draws our attention to some reasons these domestic abuses often go unpunished—unchallenged for so a lot of years. Jena’s father to the public was a very polite and civilized man, but inside, he was someone else—a monster. His anger is fueled even more by his drinking na continued to pray to God as a kid for her family situation. I paused several times throughout the story to meditate as the author re-emphasized her experience repeatedly. I also love the fact that as an adult Jena is doing something great—creating awareness of this evil that goes almost unnoticed daily. This is one book that has the power to make an awareness of domestic violence.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-25 18:43

    This story will break your heart and inspire you all at the same time! It was agonizing for me reading about what Jena went through all those years. I found myself wanting to jump in and rescue her. Thank you for so bravely sharing your story and for allowing the reader to experience what a kid born into these dire cirtances goes through. I think it's a special perspective and one that is imperative to share. It certainly helped me gain a better understanding of the difference in the after-the-fact struggles kids born into domestic violence face as opposed to the woman/mother that perhaps had a lot of years of normalcy before finding herself in that situation. It's completely various for the youngest victim who was born into, and programmed by the terrors of that world. Again, just heartbreaking. But through the heartbreak shines the brightest light that is Jena. Her courage, faith and determination will lift you. I highly recommend this book, so well written!

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    The Fear of the Blow is another heartbreaking but inspiring tale about a person’s dark past. This time, it’s about Jena’s (the author) life, and her experience on domestic violence, and her redemption from ople have various ways on how to confront their experiences, may it be a past experience or the show situation. And for me, that’s what matters. And it’s also a seemingly never-ending process, something that the person should choose each time he or she wakes up in the morning. It’s a brave thing to always choose what’s right, and I admire the author for doing so. Not a lot of people have the courage to accept the life they used to live, or the life they left is book is a tangible reminder to all of us that domestic violence still happens and will continue to happen probably for endless reasons we still couldn’t think of. And this book also makes me think of all those who still suffer from this kind of tragedy, especially now, during the quarantine. What life is like to those who have nothing to call home? What kind of life is waiting to those who do not wish to stay home because it’s so much safer outside? If we can think about them even for just one second, maybe we’ll be relieved by the fact that at least our homes are safe. Despite the boredom. Despite the tiring work from home setup. Despite the endless whines of our e Fear of the Blow gives us more than just awareness—it also gives us hope that no matter how dark the past is, it’ll be better if only we remember to turn on the lights.

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    This story will break your heart and inspire you all at the same time! It was agonizing for me reading about what Jena went through all those years. I found myself wanting to jump in and rescue her. Thank you for so bravely sharing your story and for allowing the reader to experience what a kid born into these dire cirtances goes through. I think it's a special perspective and one that is imperative to share. It certainly helped me gain a better understanding of the difference in the after-the-fact struggles kids born into domestic violence face as opposed to the woman/mother that perhaps had a lot of years of normalcy before finding herself in that situation. It's completely various for the youngest victim who was born into, and programmed by the terrors of that world. Again, just heartbreaking. But through the heartbreak shines the brightest light that is Jena. Her courage, faith and determination will lift you. I highly recommend this book, so well written!

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    The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman's Gut-Wrenching True Story of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption []  2020-9-26 18:37

    Allow me just begin by saying that I praise Jena Parks for speaking up about her experience living with an abusive father and for using her writing to share her experience and empower others who may be in the same situation as she was growing up. This is a very dark recollection of her memories growing up and it can sometimes be a small too much for some readers to handle it. Nevertheless, this is truly an epidemic situation that thrives in the silence of the victims, and is evidente in her story as well. The Fear of the Blow: A Young Woman Gut-Wrenching Story of Child-Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcoholism and Redemption checks all the checkpoints in domestic violence stories and, luckily, this one turns out well. I understand this is a very intimate recount of what happened to the author but the book would gain from some editing, particularly shortening (or skipping altogether after the first exemple) the prayers part. They are very lengthy and don’t add a lot to the story.

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    Domestic Violence Prevention [App]  2020-4-6 21:30

    Go navy

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    Domestic Violence Prevention [App]  2020-4-6 21:30

    Being a male victim of domestic violence, I found this course female centric. The male victim has no resources or outlets for support because the male victim doesn't fit the typical profile.

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    Domestic Violence Prevention [App]  2020-4-6 21:30

    Are there any rules versus a man using this app? Yes, woman can be the abusers as well, the application is for domestic violence versus anyone

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    Domestic Violence Prevention [App]  2020-4-6 21:30

    A method better alternative to Navy Knowledge Online. Love it.

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    Domestic Violence Prevention [App]  2020-4-6 21:30

    It kicks me out to of the application of I test to go to the next slide. They need an android device ver of this app. I cannot download the Adobe. It is very difficult to finish the course.

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