Girl in the Mirror

by Jean Berry


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/5/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781452588117
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781452588131

About the Book

This is a true story detailing the intimate realities of living with parents’ alcoholism alongside childhood sexual abuse. It shows firsthand the devastating impact addictions bring to those who happen to be in their path. Now in her late thirties, author Jean Berry is getting a chance for the first time to tell her truth—a truth that somehow entangled itself into a deadly weave of family secrets born out of a burning need to protect the image of this outwardly successful family. This is a story of a girl who lost her way through believing others and not herself, but whose constant brush with the past finally brought her back on her path to life. At last she is at peace—a peace that comes only from going deep within. • I have learnt that instead of judging I can lovingly choose, in every little way, all that is best for me.


About the Author

Up to recently, Jean was living a normal life and working full-time as a business consultant. In 2010, she relocated back to her birthplace coinciding with the beginning of a new relationship. It was around this time that the abuse, which had taken place in her home, began to resurface in her mind.
She gave herself permission to deal with it once and for all, and over time she came to see the many walls of silence and denial that surrounded her.
This is her story, written from the heart, detailing how something as serious as sexual abuse can so easily get lost in the overwhelming need to just survive a childhood of alcoholism.