The Musings of an Elective Orphan

Sarah Brandis

The Final Countdown

Book front coverMy first book is almost finished.  Just final edits and then it’s off to the publisher.  The Breaking and Making of Me should be available on Amazon for Kindle from early May, and on all other ebook stores from late May.

This is the synopsis from the jacket flap:
Let me introduce myself.  My name is Sarah.  I am thirty-two years young, and I am what I like to call an ‘elective orphan’.  That is to say that I chose to live without my parents for my own good.  My interest in Psychology and Neuroscience has been with me for as long as I can remember.  I was always interested in what went on in the minds’ and brains’ of my abusive parents.  And then as I grew up, I became more interested in the workings of my own mind, as I began to realize all the mistakes I was making.  Even though I was free of my parents, I was allowing history to repeat itself.

What leads an intelligent person to seek out more abuse?  Why do girls with ‘Daddy Issues’ crave men just like their fathers?

My search for love and acceptance took me down many rabbit-holes.  I now know that none of them served as an escape from my childhood pain, but more an extension of it.

So what can psychological theories tell me about myself?
And can a lost child ever really grow up?

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