I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation

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Fallen out with your sister and can't seem to make up? Not speaking to your mother-in-law after a silly row? Haven't seen your father in years...? This text looks at the issues that tear people apart - from the extremes such as incest, violence and betrayal to the more everyday things that divide us such as money, sex and sibling rivalry. The author uses a practical approach to explore what causes conflict and provides detailed strategies to achieve reconciliation. Heartfelt practical advice and first person accounts reveal the process of mending emotional wounds by honouring and staying true to your own feelings. She explains that reconciliation is not the same as forgiveness and that it is possible to have a relationship without necessarily having to forgive.

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The classic self-help book on reconciliation.

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Laura Davis is the bestselling author of The Courage to Heal and an internationally renowned counsellor and expert on healing from child sexual abuse. Her books have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.

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