How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved
What is a dangerous man? Most of us immediately think of someone who is physically violent, but there are other behaviours that are dangerous to a woman's emotional and spiritual growth, quality of life and long-term fulfillment. Men who want mothers, not partners; men who prey on lonely women; men who are mentally ill, addicted, or emotionally unavailable; men who have hidden lives. All of these men are, in a sense, dangerous, even soul-deadening. This savvy, straightforward book offers help for women wanting to avoid bad choices and unsatisfactory relationships with men. The author, a therapist who has treated both victims and perpetrators, uses research and victims' stories to help women of all ages identify these men-before they become too involved. Sandra Brown describes eight types of dangerous men and what makes them tick. She explains that women have an inborn "red flag" system that signals impending danger and why many women learn to ignore it. Brown shows women how to develop a personalised "Do Not Date" list and find a defence strategy that will enable them to recognise, avoid or separate from dangerous men. This practical guide teaches women tools that can help them choose partners wisely, avoid pain-and danger-and have long, happy relationships with men.