Viga Boland, author of the award-winning “NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER” was a victim of unwanted incest at the hands of her biological father for 14 years. She told no-one, including her husband and children, until she was 65. With their encouragement, she went public with her story.
Now, at the request of readers and fans of her writing who want to know what happened after she got away from her abuser, she shares the next 40 years of her recovery through the love of her husband and children. She uses the pain and struggles of her dark past to grow in strength, self-esteem and love for herself.
But in keeping silent about the abuse for over 40 years of marriage, Viga indirectly also made her husband a victim of her narcissistic father. Yet her husband stood strong beside her, even after he discovered the truth. That’s true love.
“Learning to Love Myself” is a memoir of rebirth and recovery from abuse. But above all, it is a love story: the love of husband and wife, the love of children, and the love of self.
Just as in “No Tears for my Father”, the book contains some poetry and many pages of family photos.