'Beautifully written . . . impressive . . . lit up with a humane comedy' Guardian
All of us suffer from trauma in our lives, whether it is losing someone close, the end of a love affair or a violent experience. Yet we need not be controlled by our pain. This extraordinary book shows us how it is possible for us to grow in the face of our problems and live again.
Boris Cyrulnik, a renowned expert on resilience and himself a survivor of great trauma, has worked with victims of cruelty and disaster all over the world. Here he draws on a mixture of case histories, parables and personal recollections to explain how – at any stage of life – it is possible to break free from trauma by translating our suffering into words and creating a place where emotions can be expressed.
Talking of Love shows that our pain does not have to be our destiny – and that life stories can be rewritten.
'A soothing and cathartic book' New Statesman
'It is rare to find an analyst who can convey his message without psychobabble' The Times