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Survivor self-help:

Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners
By Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope after Date Rape
by Me Ra Koh, Stephen Arterturn
I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing,
Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape 

by Robin Warshaw 
The Immaculate Perception: A Life's Journey...
By Karon Aghotte-Rice 
No Visible Scars
by Alison Werth.
Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality
by James and Woodsmall 
The Sexual Healing Journey
by Wendy Maltz published by HarperPerennial (1991).
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Dan B. Allender
After The Silence: Rape And My Journey Back
by Nancy Venable Raine
Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery
by Patricia Francisco. 
The Rape Poems
by Frances Driscoll. This is a book of poetry every survivor might be interested in. For more information click on the book title above.
Taking Back My Life
by Nancy Ziegenmeyer 
Transforming a Rape Culture
Edited by: Emilie Buchwald, Pamela Fletcher, Martha Roth. 
Trauma and Recovery
by Judith Herman, M.D.
The Courage to Heal

by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis co-wrote this book to go along with the following: 
The Courage to Heal Workbook
by Laura Davis. 
Beginning to Heal
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. 
by Susan Brownmiller 
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
by Susan Brownmiller is a powerful book chronicling the history of rape from the biblical era to current day thinking.
Who's Afraid of the Dark?
 by Cynthia Carousella. 
Making Sense of Suffering
by J.Konrad Stettbacher Foreward and Afterward by Alice Miller. “A self-help strategy that readers can pursue on their own to regain memories and sort out their reactions to the abuse” --San Francisco Chronicle.Healing the Child Within
by Charles L. Whitfield M.D. Recovery for adult children of dysfunctional families. 
Surviving the Silence: 

Black Women's Stories of Rape

by Charlotte Pierce-Baker
What About Me? A Guide for Men 
by Grant Cameron
Written by a man who helped his wife deal with her abuse.
Why Me? the Story of Jenny
by Patricia Dizenzo. 
Journey to Wholeness: Healing from the Trauma of Rape 

by: Vicki Aranow, Monique Lang

For Relationships:

Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them
by Aphrodite Matsakis
I Thought We'd Never Speak Again: 
The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation

by Laura Davis


Little Girl Lost: One Woman's Journey beyond Rape
by Leisha Joseph and Deb Mendenhall
Haunted Marriage
Overcoming the Ghosts of Your Spouse's Childhood Abuse
by Clark E. Barshinger, Ph.D., Lojan E. LaRowe,Ph.D.,  and Andres T. Tapia. 
No Longer A Secret
The Church and Violence Against Women 
by Aruna Gnanadason. 
Sexual Assault Will I Ever Feel Okay Again?
by Kay Scott 
Sexual Violence: The Unmentionable Sin
by Marie M. Fortune
A Survivor Writes: "Good book."
Woman Thou Art Loosed! Healing the Wounds of the Past
by T.D. Jakes. 

For Men: 

Male on Male Rape: The Hidden Toll of Stigma and Shame
by Michael Scarce
Speaking Our Truth: Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Neal King, Thomas Moore

Domestic Violence Testimonies and Help:

Dancing With the Devil: A Memoir
by Amy Norman. Also Available in the UK as "Living with the Devil"
Point Last Seen
Ricky Hunter. Ricky tells the story of her horrifying abduction by a paedophile at age 5, and her experiences of domestic violence and partner rape. It's also a story of hope, courage and ultimate healing through severe PTSD. powerful and important voice, and encouraging for those who are suffering
Next Time She'll Be Dead: Battering & How to Stop It
by Ann Jones
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft
Free Yourself from an Abusive Relationship
Andrea Lissette M.A., CDVC and Richard Kraus Ph.D
When Violence Begins at Home
K.J. Wilson, Ed.D
In Love and In Danger: A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships
Barrie Levy
Unmasking Sexual Con Games: Teen Guide
Kathleen M. McGee and Laura J. Buddenberg
Mummy's Witness: My Mother The Victim, My Father the Killer
Gayle Sanders

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