Now with a twenty-page study guide. Many people have been helped by this valuable book first published five years ago which addresses those of us who desperately want to change but canu2019t stop behaving in ways that hurt us and those we love. The authors assure us that we can change these hurtful patterns. Drs. Stoop and Masteller believe you can move beyond failure to forgiveness cancelling the indebtedness of those who have hurt you. But before you can begin the process of forgiveness you need to understand the roots of your pain through exploring the family patterns that perpetuate dysfunction. When you understand your family of origin you will be able to take the essential step of forgiveness.