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Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women by Stephanie S. Covington

By Stephanie S. Covington

One of the main missed matters for girls in restoration from dependancy and trauma is sexuality. With candor and compassion, Dr. Covington reminds readers that restoration "is approximately residing lifestyles totally and entirely, and sexual restoration is necessary to the fullness of your life." Awakening Your Sexuality provides ladies the instruments to approach their sexual histories, comprehend their sexual selves, and create the pleasant sexual lives they wish. sincere, delicate case experiences and suitable workouts offer mild, step by step information to assist ladies confront guilt, disgrace, and dependancy; observe their physique photos and behavioral styles; honor and settle for their pasts; and start the releasing trip of sexual restoration and progress.

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We become invisible nonparticipants in the dating game. " Mimi felt envious of her girlfriends' boyfriends but didn't know why. She was not interested in dating boys; her relationships with her female friends were the center of her life. She didn't understand that she was jealous of their boyfriends; she didn't know what she was feeling except pain. She tried to giggle and flirt with boys in an unconscious attempt to be included by the other girls. But she had no sexual encounters in high school, and her life was pervaded by the isolating feeling that she was different.

She blamed Laura for the fact that she had been taught to be a stranger in her own body and to grow up disconnected from herself. Later Sarah came to realize that just as Laura had impressed the stamp of her own personality and its fragments on her daughter, her Page 15 mother was also every bit the product of her own rigid, formal upbringing. Laura didn't have any opportunity to alter her own misgivings and terror about herself as a mature and sexual woman; she couldn't offer Sarah anything other than her own incomplete concept of what this entailed.

Despite our familiarity with sexual images and messages, Americans in general are extremely fearful about sexual issues. You do not have to eliminate your fear in order to be honest about your sexual feelings. Courage is acting honestly in spite of fear, knowing that the rewards of authentic self-knowledge will carry you forward on your journey of change. These rewards have a rhythm and momentum all their ownall your own. So take courage. Please treat yourself with gentleness and patience, and allow yourself to absorb this material at your own pace.

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