His History, Her Story

A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma

Non-Fiction - Relationships
414 Pages
Reviewed on 07/20/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma by Debra Warner tackles the difficult subject of sexual abuse undergone by men when they were boys and their stories of survival. The book explores the topic in depth and it will not only help the survivors, but also their spouses. The book explains how to understand the issues a survivor must go through to establish and maintain a loving relationship with themselves and their partners. The book has good suggestions and advice for the couple to begin the healing process and move towards a healthy relationship. The book is about healing, recovery, and shedding light on a taboo topic.

The author’s compelling voice is helpful to all those dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse and struggling to come to terms with it. The author’s personal story will help many readers connect with her words. This book will be useful when it comes to understanding a male survivor of sexual abuse if they have partners or other family members dealing with that pain and trauma. The author’s approach to the topic is straightforward, honest, and bold. The topic has been discussed extensively to make readers aware of sexual abuse and the trauma it causes. It is a good book for parents, tutors, educators, counselors, and therapists to read because it might help them to deal with a male survivor of sexual abuse in a manner that is proper and right, so that they do not feel unwanted and disgusted with themselves.