In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows women in abusive relationships how to improve, survive, or leave. "Promises to be a beacon of calm and sanity for many storm-tossed families."--"Publishers Weekly."
About the Author
Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the world's experts on the subject. He is the author of journal articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former codirector at Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.
"[A] valuable resource...essential reading for those in the helping professions."
This book makes sense of the most confusing of things you can come across, it is a must read for the abuse victim and people who are helping a abuse victim, if only we had a counselor like Lundy here in Australia! but at least we can have this book to straighten out the mess and deception abusers cause.
this book helped me understand that its not ok for me to be treated teh way i am. if this is happening to you, don't accept it, get out of it! this book has alot to offer to women in an abusive relationship. i hope this review helps other women, i know i'd like to be helped in their situation.
This book is brilliant. I believe all women, educators for females and males and counsellors who work with people (particularly women) who experience abusive relationships should read this book. It also recommends additional resources to read. Really throws light onto a difficult and taboo subject that most people just don't talk about and also don't understand. This book would help people understand what people go through in abusive relationships, how it happens, what is experienced in an abusive relationship and how to offer support.
Seems very negative & dosnt seem to understand or take into account how almost all mens feelings are taught to be repressed from a very youg age & then people wonder why he's not as caring as he should be in adult life.