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.
Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse
A Story of Hope and Healing
“A moving read…offering a step-by-step look at recovery, along with a trove of therapeutic explanations, professional wisdom, and guidelines for healing.”
“Covert Emotional Incest successfully adds to the growing recognition of the many forms of covert sexual abuse prevalent in our culture.”
“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!”
“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.”