Author: Adams, Kenneth M.
Title: Silently seduced : when parents make their children partners : understanding covert incest / Kenneth M. Adams
Publisher: Health Communications | 1991
Description: vii, 116 p. ; 22 cm. Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111).
Summary: Victims of covert incest feel a parent’s love as more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more instrusive than nurturing, leaving the child feeling trapped in a “psychological marriage” with this parent.
Identification of this kind of incest is difficult, since covert incest victimrs often feel idealized and privileged, not violated and abused. In Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams, through illustrative case examples and perceptive insight, provides covert incest victims a framework to understand what happened to them, how their lives and relationships continue to be affected and how to begin the process of recovery.
Subjects: Incest victims — Psychology.
Adult child sexual abuse victims — Psychology.
ISBN: 1558741313 (pbk)