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Publisher's Summary

This story is told through the jagged peephole of the author's awareness, examining her formative wounds and influences from the perspective of a woman who has now gained experience and wisdom. As she peers over her soul's shoulder, she recalls the chaos of her once-fragile childhood mind. She shudders as she is reminded of the sting of her lonely childhood, her feelings of abandonment, and her painful memories of being bullied. Her childhood self was once so lost that she even contemplated suicide. As the years progress, her mind is riddled with obsession, compulsion, and a crippling sense of low self-esteem. A turning point arrives many years later, after marriage and the birth of three children.
This story is about healing the faulty programming of childhood. It is about recovery from relationship addiction, food addiction, anxiety, and constant fear. It is a human story that will resonate with listeners from all walks of life, and which offers hope to anyone who has felt imprisoned by the past.
©2012 Lisa A. Romano (P)2014 Lisa A. Romano
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1 out of 5 stars
By k71 on 06-06-18

what a drag!

I was only able to listen to it for an hour (this is fast forwarding hoping it would get better) thought it would have a bit more insight and clinical approach, It is basically a person telling all the dysfunction in her family. No need to hear what I have.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Robert C. Marson on 05-15-18

Not Enough

I wanted to hear solutions. I understand the story is important, but I did expect there would be some information in it that was not just history.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gs on 04-15-15

Thoroughly recommend

I really related to this book! Both of my step parents were alcoholics and my parents were unintentionally neglectful and controlling. I have recently left what I hope will be my last controlling and emotionally abusive relationship. I am ready to take responsibility for my own thoughts and feelings and break the cycle. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone that identifies themselves as co-dependent as well as anyone who does not; I think we all expect others to take responsibility for our feelings at times and unfortunately most of us carry through negative patterns that we have developed as children from our parents. The book is written very well and I was impressed by the reflectiveness of the author. The narration is also very well done.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Starlight 3 on 01-19-18

Recommended

Excellent book well written, from the heart, and well read. It is both helpful and inspiring

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