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Making sense of pain and finding a way through
on 4 November 2011
I found this little book another helpful guide from Andrew G Marshall. I find his topics cover most of the essential areas needed by people experiencing confusion, fear and crises. His writing style is always helpful - there is no sense of being lectured to or patronised. He simply provides clear advice, easily digested and supported with suggestions, tips and exercises.
This book helps make sense of the pain of the end of a relationship and the stages that a person goes through without being made to feel that there is something wrong with you because you are unable to just forget about it or get over it. He helps explore why you are going through what is happening and why you feel so stuck.
The other thing I find so useful in this book is his ability to explain the sense one has of having moved on but at the same time realising that it is only a superficial move. The confusion that results when the relationship is officially over but you find you are still unable to leave the image of yourself connected to your former partner, or unable to find new relationships.
Andrew G Marshall is an important contributor to the literature of self help in personal and sexual relationships.