True account. Lynne Cantwell was the late-in-life child of parents who had already lost a baby daughter. Her brother, ten years older, delivered emotional and verbal abuse for as long as she could remember. As a young adult, she moved halfway across the country to escape him.
Sbling abuse is largely unrecognized and unaddressed and remains behind the closed doors of "family privacy." Often excused by parents as "kids will be kids" behavior, the symptoms of this form of abuse go undetected and its devastating effects on the victim are ignored. Sibling Abuse, provides insight into this form of abuse and carefully describes the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated among siblings. Along with personal accounts by adult survivors, this completely updated book describes appropriate steps for parents to take in order to evaluate and respond to their children abusive interactions.
The first collection ever dedicated to the important topic of women survivors of incest perpetrated by their brothers. This unprecedented book is a collection of short stories, poetry, prose and art (black and white and color) by 35 women from the United States, Canada and England, presented in an extraordinarily courageous way.