Baffled By Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones

“Love is why they come to therapy.  Love is what they want, and love is what they say is not going well for them.”

-Laurie Kahn, Baffled by Love

As a therapist and as a writer, Laurie Kahn is aware of the power of words to give voice, and to heal.  The experience of those injured or betrayed as children is often wordless.  These are stories of people who were injured by someone they loved.  Their abusers—a father, stepfather, priest, coach, babysitter, aunt, neighbor—are people who once inhabited their daily lives.  Baffled by Love is about the healing power of sharing, exploring and finding words for one’s self.  Laurie Kahn offers glimpses of her own rocky history interwoven with stores of her clients—creating a textured tale of all too human search for the “good” kind of love.

“Laurie Kahn bravely challenges the paralyzing taboos around love and psychotherapy.  Her extraordinary achievement rests on wise insights, tender honesty, eloquent prose, and, perhaps most of all, the well-timed telling of her own compelling struggles with betrayal and love.”   –Jennifer Freyd , PhD, author of award-winning Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse

Learn more about Laurie Kahn and her book, Baffled by Love, by visiting her author website.

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