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5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable., 12 July 2008
This review is from: A Life in Pieces: The harrowing story of a woman with 17 personalities (Hardcover)
This is a remarkable story of the truly awful abuse suffered by Karen and the subsequent splitting of her personality, an act that saved her. Her long journey with Dr Baer is equally remarkable and immediately it is apparent how important the therapeutic relationship is. Without such a relationship all that followed would not be possible.
There is so much to say about this book and I would recommend it to therapists, psychology students, and to anyone who is interested in the mind and the effects of severe long term abuse or those who want to read a moving story. I would have liked a little more theory in the book about DID and how exactly Karen's alters formed and maybe some theoretical musings on the abusers as their behaviour was truly abhorent. The alters did a good job of explaining the function of each but I am left wondering if perhaps we all have aspects of multiplicity? The book, 'Multiplicity' by Rita Carter does suggest that.
Yesterday I spotted a book review by Karen as she has started reading books on DID, and this prompted my review. This is a book that will long stay in my mind, and I admire Dr Baer for his dedication to Karen. If he had stuck to rigid boundaries, Karen might not be around today. Finally, how can I finish without a few words for Karen? To have suffered such abuse and then to have faced it over 18 years of therapy, shows a woman who despite the worst the world could throw at her, has incredible bravery and resilience. I am sure that readers of this book wish you well on your continued journey.......I certainly do. Your words will help many people. Lastly, a final word on the alters, in that you have many beautiful parts within you and they are all you.
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