“This book is like a portable therapist for everyone.”
Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio
“Patricia Morgan and her daughter have written a book that is searingly honest. It doesn’t just bleat and wail, but talks about the pain with genuine insight. Most important of all, there are solutions in this book—tools and techniques to move us all forward. This mother and daughter have been through hell. What they have to say can put out some of those hell-fires for you.”
Dr. Sidney B. Simon, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts. Author of Values Clarification and other books
“There are books that tell you about addictions and recovery – Patricia and Kelly’s book makes you feel it.”
Jeff Wilbee, CAE, Executive Director, Alcohol & Drug Recovery Association of Ontario, Toronto, ON
A True Story with 14 Ways To Demonstrate Unconditional Love
Love Her As She Is was featured in a CBC television documentary and is recommended as a valuable resource for all parents and mental health professionals.
You will gain insight into the effects of a disturbing childhood, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), adoption, the world of drugs and life on the street. Through the story of a mother struggling to connect with a distant and dual alcohol and cocaine-addicted daughter, you will discover 14 ways to love unconditionally while maintaining clear boundaries, develop healthy solutions for connecting in challenging relationships and turn hope into loving action.
Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions has supported and given direction to many people concerned with loved ones susceptible or challenged by addictions or other troubling circumstances. Purchase it to help the person who is hurting and seeking a way to love while maintaining clear limits.
Shayne Lawrence –
As the child of an alcoholic/addict father this resonated with me on so many levels. I thank you beautiful women for your bravery in sharing your shared story with the world.
Patricia, your candor in sharing your own struggles, and your written communications with Kelly was so informative. And Kelly, your battles with addiction and long misunderstood/unknown disabilities, and opening to the love of your mother, who is humanly fallible as we all are, was beautiful. Recognizing that love is not perfect, but still a precious gift is so important.
Thank you both for your strength in sharing your story. I am sure it has brought understanding, clarity and love to others, and will continue to do so.
Patricia Morgan –
Thank you, Shayne, for your tender and candid acknowledgement. Your reflections are wise and powerful. Yes, “love is not perfect, but still a precious gift.” Kelly and I do hope that readers will find both comfort and guidance in our story and lessons learned.
With deep appreciation, Patricia