Stop Giving It Away

“In this straight-talking, realistic, compassionate, and deeply wise book, Cherilynn Veland nails the reasons behind women’s habit of ‘giving it away’ and offers practical strategies for overcoming your own personal pull toward unhealthy self-sacrifice.” – Stephanie Golden, author of Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice


“Stop Giving It Away is a crucial read for women suffering from an all-too-common problem: they take care of everyone in their lives except themselves. This personal and detailed book will inspire you to take your life back.” – Dr. Andrea Bonoir, PhD, author of The Friendship Fix

“An insightful guide to navigating life’s complexities.” – Melody Beattie, best-selling author of Codependent No More and The Language of Letting Go

Stop Giving It Away is the product of 20+ years of social work and counseling individuals and couples. Get in touch with us. Subscribe and receive occasional updates from Cherilynn.

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What you’ll find in Stop Giving It Away

STORIES of women, their lives and how they “give it away” through Detrimental Caretaking

HOW TO prevent losing one’s self in personal and professional relationships

A TOOLKIT for analyzing behaviors, developing healthy relationship strategies, and setting boundaries

People don’t often know how to express what’s going wrong in relationships or at work. Each of us has a unique set of circumstances, too, and we can’t leave out the powerful psychological needs and motivations that drive our choices.

Stop Giving It Away teaches a skill set for self-advocacy that can help you break free from unnecessary pressure.