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I Thought We'd Never Speak Again

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Publisher: 
HarperCollins Publishers
 | 
April, 2003
ISBN:
9780060957025
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In her bestselling classic The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis helped millions heal from the pain of child sexual abuse. Now, in I Thought We'd Never Speak Again, she tackles another critical, emerging issue: reconciling relationships that have been damaged by betrayal, anger, and misunderstanding.

With clarity and compassion, Davis maps the reconciliation process through gripping first-person stories of people who have mended relationships in a wide variety of circumstances. In these pages, parents reconcile with children, embittered siblings reconnect, angry friends reunite, and war veterans and crime victims meet with their enemies. Davis weaves these powerful accounts with her own experiences reconciling with her mother after a long, painful estrangement.

Making a crucial distinction between reconciliation and forgiveness, Davis explains how people can make peace in relationships without necessarily forgiving past hurts. In addition to a special section called "Ideas for Reflection and Discussion," she includes a self-assessment quiz, "Are You Ready for Reconciliation?"

Whether you want to reconcile a relationship that has ended, improve a relationship that is difficult or distant, or learn the skills you need for dealing with the inevitable conflicts we all face in life, this book will teach you to mend troubled relationships and find peace.

Daviss groundbreaking books Courage to Heal and Allies in Healing have helped millions cope with the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. Now she tackles another issue: reconciling these damaged relationships. Not the same as forgiveness, reconciliation can be achieved even in the most difficult circumstances. First-person stories map a wide range of relationships, including parents and children, siblings, friends, war veterans, crime victims and perpetrators - and Daviss own personal experiences - illuminating ways to resolve troubled relationships and find peace.

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