Photo by  Franco Vogt

Photo by Franco Vogt


Larry Ruhl is the author of Breaking the Ruhls, a book that will resonate deeply with many who have experienced complex trauma, boundary violations, and abuse within the family. Examining the struggles, emotional and psychological effects of abuse, Ruhl mines his own experiences with sexual confusion, shame, PTSD, addiction and recovery, marital issues, career struggles, and therapeutic breakthroughs, while offering vindication on a range of issues, demonstrating that it is possible to heal and thrive.

Larry serves as a board member for Taking Back Ourselves, which facilitates weekends of recovery for female survivors of sexual abuse, and is a registered speaker with the RAINN network (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). He previously served as a board member at Male Survivor. He has also spoken at colleges and retreats to increase awareness of sexual abuse against men and boys. Today he shares his story publicly to spread awareness and help others shed the shame and stigma associated with sexual abuse. For more about Larry’s writing and book, please visit the Breaking the Ruhls website.

"Larry Ruhl courageously tells the story of the sexual victimization done to him at the hands of his father and emotional and covert abuse by his mother. His memoir offers compassion and hope to all male survivors working on recovery. Larry knows he must share his deepest secrets to recover, and I applaud him for daring to put these truths into the light of day to inspire all of us."

— Howard Fradkin, PhD Author of Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive Business Partner, Collaborations Training, LLC Partner Emeritus, Affirmations Psychological Services, Columbus, Ohio