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

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

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 gripIn 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.

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  1. Laura Davis is the author of seven non fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be and I Thought We d Never Speak Again Laura s groundbreaking books have sold than 1.8 million copies around the world Laura leads weekly writing groups and memoir writing retreats in the Santa Cruz, CA region, as well as an annual summer writing retreat in Bolinas, California and a two week long writing and yoga retreat in Bali Laura also sends out a free weekly inspirational quote and writing prompt, called the Writer s Journey Roadmap each week, and readers can post their written responses to the weekly prompts on her supportive, vibrant online community To learn about Laura, her books or her workshops, visit Laura s website.

763 Reply to “I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation”

  1. I was halfway through this until I remembered that I have no desire to reconnect or forgive the assholes of my past, but I will definitely use the good ideas inside this book if I ever decide to give a shit


  2. p 3 The reconciliation continuumencompasses four possible outcomes The first the most coveted and hardest to achieve is reconciliation that is deep and transformative, in which intimacy is established or reestablished , past hurts are resolved, and both people experience closeness, satisfaction, and renewed growth in the relationship The second outcome, which is far common, is a relationship in which one person changes his other frame of reference and expectations, so that the perception of the [...]


  3. It s ironic how I ended up with this book in my hands Through a writer s group, and although I have never met her, I am aware of another author by the name of Laura Davis I wanted to purchase her book so I decided to by a copy on line I didn t know the title of her book, so I just googled her name Without further investigation I ordered a copy of I Thought We Would Never Speak Again by Laura Davis, thinking it was hers Within a short time, I soon realized that this was not the same author, only [...]


  4. This book is helpful for those hoping to establish resolution for estranged and broken relationships You ll find many excerpted interviews with people who ve suffered abuse, betrayal and many other instances of wrong doings sharing their stories and experiences on their reconciliations, and reasons for choosing not to reconcile by learning to walk away We re also taught how to make peace with ourselves in irreconcilable situations.There is also a questionnaire to help us decide if we re ready to [...]


  5. Five Question Book Review Describe this book in one word enlighteningMakes you want to i.e sleep, eat, run, screw call up old friends and my dadShould be read with anger, handling a powerful emotion in a healthy way by gary chapmanFamous person you d recommend this book to kim kardashianWould you read this book again no, i don t usually reread self help i take what i can and then move on


  6. My mother suggested this book to me and it proved to be balm to my soul Although it was not written by a Christian, it has some of the same principals The author tackles the emerging issue reconciling relationships sundered by betrayal, anger, and misunderstanding The most helpful thing I learned was to step back, try to see things from the others point of view.


  7. I highly recommend this book Laura Davis use of personal narrative to highlight the myriad of ways that people become estranged and then work toward reconciliation is wonderful She suggests that reconciliation can take a number of forms, including that estranged people don t actually have to speak again to be reconciled i.e reconciliation is in the eyes of the beholder.



  8. Wonderful collection of stories around reconciliation If you feel an estrage relationship in your life, this book is great to organize your thoughts and packed with advice.


  9. Inspirational book to read when one is dealing with a difficult relationship The stories shared provide ideas, understanding, hope, courage, and support Well done.


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