Practical ways male survivors of sexual abuse can recover their sense of self
Beyond Betrayal explores a controversial topic that has been the focus of extensive news coverage–the sexual victimization of boys by parents, relatives, clergy, teachers, caretakers, and other trusted adults. Featuring poignant case studies from the author’s own patients, this important book helps recovering men and boys understand their feelings, safely experience emotions, help themselves heal, and begin to form relationships again. It offers empowering action steps survivors can take to recover their sense of self and take charge of their sexuality, their future, and their self-esteem; the book also offers advice for partners and loved ones. --- from the publisher
Foreword by William S. Pollack, Ph.D.
Part One: Betrayal’s Wounds.
1. Trust and Betrayal.
2. Sexual Abuse and Manhood.
3. Boundaries in Relationships.
4. Not Knowing What You Know, Not Feeling What You Feel.
5. Betrayal in Families.
6. Same-Sex Abuse and Sexual Orientation.
7. When the Abuser Is Female.
8. Relating to Others.
9. Sexuality and Intimacy.
Part Two: Moving beyond Betrayal.
10. Taking Charge.
11. Safely Experiencing Emotions.
12. Helping Yourself Heal.
13. Deciding Who You Are.
Part Three: Betrayal’s Other Victims.
14. For Families and Loved Ones.