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arthurfowlersallotment Mon 08-Oct-12 14:20:04

Hello there
I was wondering if anyone had any good book recommendations for dealing with self confidence problems as a result of parental rejection?

My close friend is having a hard time dealing with an unpleasant experience after tracing her birth parents. She's really sad about the whole thing and I'm trying to help her as best I can.

If any of you have found any books especially helpful, I'd love to know so I can get them for her.


AnastasiaSteele Mon 08-Oct-12 14:51:04

I didn't want to read and run, that's hard for your friend. I'm watching with interest as I've never read any books that would help, I'm afraid. Is she having counselling or anything? That could be beneficial. I battle similar issues that I trace to my mum leaving me - this double rejection she's faced must be horrific. It's nice that you are there for your friend. Sorry I have no suggestions.

arthurfowlersallotment Mon 08-Oct-12 14:55:04

Thanks- It's really tough to just watch and not be able to offer any real constructive advice to her. I had an absent father growing up but I think her experience is vastly different to this- her birth mother was interested and full on but suddenly cut contact and said she never wanted to speak to her again as it was all too much.

spookytoo Mon 08-Oct-12 16:12:44

Counselling might help her most though there is often a waiting list.

The Primal Wound: Understanding the adopted child is one book and the author has written another Coming home to self, healing the primal wound. But they look like they are pretty heavy going.

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