Commitment. Trust. Intimacy. Self-confidence. Independence. These are critical areas of personal development in the passage from adolescence to adulthood. However, this path toward self-identity can become particularly difficult for women to navitage when, as adolescents, they lose one of the most important relationships of their life: their relationship with their father. Written expressly for adult women, Lost Fathers is a healing, authoritative guide to understanding how behaviors, relationships, and sense of self in adulthood are shaped by the experience of losing one's father during adolescence to death, divorce, abandonment, incarceration, or addiction.
With gentle expertise, Laraine Herring blends poignant personal stories, the latest information in developmental psychology, and guided writing exercises in this much needed therapeutic guide.