Cry hard and swim

Cry hard and swim

Availibility: Available
Creator: Jacqueline Spring
Area of focus: Abuse
Content Warning Types: Unknown
Format of resource: Paperback book
Published Year: 1987
ISBN: 0860688135 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

The true story of the childhood and therapy of an incest survivor. Jacqueline Spring was born into a Glaswegian family that appeared conventionally at ease both emotionally and materially. But the picture that emerges here in letters to her mother, in poems and narration, is one of pain and immense bewilderment caused by her father’s sexual advances. The frightened, compliant child was pressured by family silence never to refer to what was going on inside or outside the family. It was only years later, in therapy – an experience that was to be profoundly transforming – that she began to confront her own psychological mutilation. Her therapist, Eve, through her warmth and acceptance, helped Jacqueline to rid herself of her guilt and self-hatred.