Baffled by Love

Baffled by Love

Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones

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For three decades, Laurie Kahn has treated clients who were abused as children—people who were injured by someone whom they believed to be trustworthy, someone who professed to love them. Their abusers—a father, stepfather, priest, coach, babysitter, aunt, neighbor—often were people who inhabited their daily lives.Love is why they come to therapy. Love is what they want, and love is what they say is not going well for them.
Kahn, too, had to learn to navigate a wilderness in order to find the “good” kind of love after a rocky childhood. In Baffled by Love, she includes strands from her own story, along with those of her clients, creating a narrative full of resonance, meaning, and shared humanity.
A therapist offers glimpses of her own rocky history, interwoven with stories of her clients—who as children were abused by the very people they loved and trusted—creating a textured tale of the all-too-human search for the “good” kind of love.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781631522260
Branch Call Number: 616.8582 KAHN KAHN
Characteristics: xv, 251 pages ; 22 cm


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