About the Book
When you live a relationship in a condition of codependency, over time it becomes a painful prison to escape from for the codependent. It can undermine self-esteem, emotional autonomy, relationships, and life.
How to build the raft on which to climb and cross the river of affective codependency? How to land on the other side of the shore and rediscover your true self by building healthy relationships based on reciprocity and freedom?
In this work, the author reveals her personal experience, her thoughts, and the lessons she learned from her codependent relationship. She tackled this problem first-hand and offers tailor-made solutions.
About the Author
Shell Teri is an American writer of Italian origin, born in 1970. She lives in Italy now.
During her university studies, she became interested in psychology and, driven by a strong empathy with people, felt the need to deepen the subject. During this time she fell madly in love with a man older than her and for love stopped studying and married very young. The wedding soon proved not very idyllic, but the love and hope that “Tomorrow will be better” have passed the years.
After years of emotional dependence, humiliation, and renunciation, she begins her path of rebirth and, doing a great job on herself, decides to take over her life, putting an end to her marriage. ” It was not easy to start again, I had doubts and fears, but the thirst for freedom, the love for my two daughters and most likely the help of God, gave me the strength I never imagined to possess, the awareness to deserving more, a courage that convinced me that I could do it even without “Him”. All this saved me from a miserable and unhappy life.”
After the divorce, with the support of her mother and continuing to do her job that, fortunately, she had never left, Shell decided to resume her studies, deepening the theme of personality disorders, such as Codependence and Narcissism, continuing her growth path and managing to graduate.
Through continuous updates and taking advantage of past experiences she continued her career growth and in 2003 she also started working as a volunteer in support groups, helping people to find, within themselves, the strength and the awareness of being able to start again from “Me”.
Years after the divorce, she found love again, even though she didn’t look for it.
Today Shell is a professionally made woman, the wife of a wonderful man, and a proud mother of 3 fantastic guys.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The book talks about my personal experience of emotional co-dependence. I’m talking about my path and what helped me be who I am today.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
The book is addressed to readers who live in a toxic relationship, talks about recovering self-esteem and how to deal with a separation from the partner, even in the situation in which children are involved.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I like to study books on psychology and personality disorders to be always up to date, but I also love to read adventure books and thrillers, like Wilbur Smith, Gleen Cooper and John Grishman.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
I advise you to read a lot to learn the techniques of writing, inform yourself and deal with people who face situations similar to your own.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
My author page on Amazon, Instagram, or Facebook