A good book explaining parental abuse and a child's view of one self?
August 31, 2010 1:17 PM Subscribe
I need help UNDERSTANDING something. How does one emotional and physical abuse as a child contribute to one's basic feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem? Any specific book recommendations on the subject?
posted by learninguntilidie to Human Relations (18 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I am doing some amazing work with a therapist. And she is helping me change in remarkable ways. I was abused physically and emotionally as a child. But, I continue to NOT see the connection between my abuse as a child and my negative view of myself.
My therapist recommending read books about abuse and how it effects a persons learning of one self.
Can anyone recommend a good book on this, so I can understand the LEARNED nature of this?