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Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse
A Story of Hope and Healing

In this provocative and intimate look at Covert Emotional Incest (CEI), Adena Bank Lees takes you on a moving and informative journey through her own experiences with this form of abuse. CEI, as she has defined it, is an elusive, emotional form of sexual abuse that occurs in a family system with the absence of direct genital contact. Being placed in the surrogate or substitute spouse role for a parent(s) is one of the primary tenets of CEI, but there is much more. Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse is an enlightening read for both professionals and non-professionals alike. Adena’s story and easy-to-understand therapeutic explanations will help you fully comprehend the complex nature of CEI, its damaging consequences, and the path to restoration of health and well-being.

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“A moving read…offering a step-by-step look at recovery, along with a trove of therapeutic explanations, professional wisdom, and guidelines for healing.”
Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DSTAuthor: The Sexual Healing Journey
“Covert Emotional Incest successfully adds to the growing recognition of the many forms of covert sexual abuse prevalent in our culture.”
Kenneth M. Adams, PhD, CSAT-SAuthor: Silently Seduced & When He’s Married to Mom
“Adena’s clear explanations will enable readers to understand their own experiences better and learn how to get help for themselves. I heartily recommend this book!”
Jennifer Schneider, MDAuthor: Back from Betrayal & Sex, Lies, & Forgiveness
“Adena shares key steps to healing, and serves as a great role model and mentor to any CEI survivor needing hope and a path forward.”
Howard Fradkin, PhDAuthor: Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive