Breaking The Silence

Confronting Guilt and Shame in The Chronic Pain World

Non-Fiction - Self Help
91 Pages
Reviewed on 02/28/2024
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Author Biography

Author Debra Morgan wrote her #1 Amazon best-selling memoir, released April 2023, titled "Graceful Agony: An Intimate Memoir of Living with Fibro & Chronic Fatigue." Debra's new book, "Breaking The Silence: Confronting Guilt and Shame in the Chronic Pain World" was released in 2024 for readers suffering from high-impact Chronic pain.
Debra is an influential writer whose books are real-life journeys through topics of Recovery from Addiction, Fibromyalgia, Mental health, and High-impact Chronic Pain. Her knowledge is from personal experiences; her goal is to help others with support and hope and to know they are not alone. All her books are available on Amazon Kindle and B&N and featured on fine literary book sites.
For Deb, it was not about being a survivor but learning to thrive again while easing the path for others facing their fibro challenges. The author was born and raised in Colorado and lived in Arizona until 2012 when she moved to Oregon. Meanwhile, missing her grown children and grandchildren, she moved back to Arizona in 2021. She has been featured as a guest on many podcasts and radio shows, sharing her recovery journey while raising awareness about addiction. She has maintained sobriety since 1993.
The author has been happily married to her soulmate and is a mother of two grown, successful children. She enjoys reading, painting, and traveling when not advocating, speaking, or writing. Her "#1 happy place" is spending much time with all the grandchildren she adores. Deb and her husband continue to reside in Chandler, Arizona.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Delene Vrey for Readers' Favorite

Breaking The Silence by Deborah Morgan is aptly sub-titled Confronting Guilt and Shame in The Chronic Pain World. Deb, who has written her memoir about living with chronic pain, identifies that many chronic pain sufferers deal with a large amount of shame and guilt due to childhood experiences and the way society at large and family view and treat those who suffer from chronic pain. She provides thought-through techniques and advice to overcome these feelings and live a successful and fulfilling life. Being a chronic pain sufferer herself, Deb shows insight and understanding of the difficulties faced by sufferers, be it how to cope with the emotions and feelings that can lead to isolation or how to deal with family members who minimize or negate their condition. The aim of this book is to set chronic pain sufferers free from guilt and shame and cultivate open and honest communication between those affected.

Deborah Morgan has written an easy-to-read book concerning chronic pain and how to break through the silence and stigma that chronic pain sufferers face. She has first-hand experience with the topics she addresses and the tips and advice she provides. The book is written in clear and accessible language, and repetition is helpful, especially as many who suffer from chronic pain also have difficulty concentrating. I found the chapter about the psychology behind dismissal very helpful as I am a fibromyalgia sufferer and have had much trouble understanding the way that others reacted and still react to my diagnosis. This book can be of use to any sufferer of chronic pain as well as those who want to understand their loved one who is in constant pain. Breaking The Silence: Confronting Guilt and Shame in The Chronic Pain World does what the title implies. It helps you learn how to love yourself and communicate your feelings to those who need to understand what a pain sufferer endures to become more supportive in a healing way.