After hours of deliberation my book finally has a name. I’m so excited to bring to life – The Dissociate: A memoir of secrets and survival of childhood sexual abuse. Choosing a book title took effort. It’s almost like naming your new born child in a way. However, the gestation of this project was greater than nine months. Companies spend millions on naming new products so I guess it makes sense that there was a bit of a struggle.
Why ‘The Dissociate’? As a young child when I was unable to escape situations, my protection was to go away in my head. To disconnect from the emotional and physical pain. It was a cleaver self protection and survival technique that allowed me to function. I was so seasoned at dissociating that anytime I was faced with a threatening circumstance, I’d ‘Dissociate’.
My new baby so to speak will be available late June 2017.
I’m excited to introduce you to ‘The Dissociate’.
The Dissociate: A memoir of secrets and survival of childhood sexual abuse
by Debbie Ehrstien