Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions
ISBN10: 1577315340 ISBN13: 9781577315346 Publisher: Pgw Published: Oct 28 2006 Pages: 302 Weight: 0.84lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Every day millions of people do things they hide from friends and family: gambling, shopping, adultery, eating disorders, drug use, and more. In fact, about one in fifteen people is living a secret life. That means somebody close to you may be a Secret Keeper. Or it could be you.
For three decades, author and counselor John Howard Prin lived as a Secret Keeper, and his secret addictions escalated to near catastrophe. Since breaking the habit, he has directly experienced the rewards of successful recovery -- whole-mindedness and renewed integrity. In these pages, he offers compelling true stories and practical exercises to empower anyone to break secret-keeping habits or help a loved one caught in a web of deception.
The first half of the book explores the human tendency to keep secrets, profiling a variety of Secret Keepers from all walks of life. The second half provides a clear, step-by-step approach to healing, rebuilding self-esteem, and living a healthy, secret-free life.