This book is by john Bradshaw. The author is a recovering alchoholic and has a theological background He is also a therapist. He also has other recovery books that are excellent. "Family Systems" is one and ( i have forgotten the name of his other book, i'll add it later. )
Healing The Shame... has had a large impact on my life. Each line echoed down a corridor of memory for me, it was rich but very slow reading. Having a supportive wife and friends with similar recovery issues was very helpful as I read this book. I found this book very healing.

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