Saturday, February 8, 2014

Invisible Witness: Healing From My Family's Legacy of Domestic Violence

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently asked to review Invisible Witness: Healing From My Family's Legacy of Domestic Violence written by Lisa Kroulik. I’m sure you can guess what it’s about just from the title.

I have a rather interesting past so at first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this or not. I wasn’t sure as to what emotions would surface. I decided to read it anyway and deal with whatever I felt. Just to say upfront, I’m glad that I took the chance and read this book.

In the book you can tell that Lisa took great pain and emotion to write this. There are very few subjects that are more personal as subject of violence and how it affected you as a child and into your adulthood.

Lisa starts the story by letting you know that she was never touched physically by the violence. Just because you aren’t physically harmed doesn’t mean you aren’t emotionally scared.  As a child she saw a lot and it did affect how she lived the rest of her life.

Her father abused her mother and she witnessed it. The book goes on to say how it affected her and her future relationships. She really tried to marry someone that wasn’t like her father but actually ended up doing just that. Not to spoil anything but I am really glad of her choice of what to do with that relationship.

From personal experience with violence I know just how hard it is for it NOT to affect your life. It really takes a part out of you and takes a lot to overcome. I really think this book is great. Not just for people who are in a similar situation, but for everyone. Even if you are not someone who first hand dealt with violence, I bet you know someone who has. This may help you understand that person as well.

Go to Amazon and download your kindle version today.

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1 comment:

  1. Danielle F - Thanks for sharing about this book, Katrina. Abuse can take many forms, all of them hurtful. Fortunately I've been able to rise above my past through forgiveness. javcatone at hotmail dot com