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Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

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Publisher Comments:

"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control." "He can be sweet and gentle." "He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children — he's a great father." "He's had a really hard life..."

Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:

  • The early warning signs
  • Nine abusive personality types
  • How to tell if an abuser can change, is changing, or ever will
  • The role of drugs and alcohol
  • What can be fixed, and what can't
  • How to leave a relationship safely
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-400) and index.

Review:

"Promises to be a beacon of calm and sanity for many storm-tossed families." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In•vin•ci•ble: incapable of being overcome

“When you grow up living with domestic violence, witnessing those you love tear each other down with physical and verbal blows, your brain doesnt know how to deal with that.”—From the Foreword

According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, affecting more than a billion people. Yet, too few people are aware of the profound impact it can have.

Invincible seeks to change this lack of awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue, informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence—and those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them.

Through powerful first-person stories, including the authors own experiences, as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the concerns and challenges of domestic violence, but also provides proven strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures.

What did you learn growing up with domestic violence? Do you know how this has had an impact on your life? How have you dealt with it?

Today, are there certain things about yourself that you wish werent true? Many of them arent. They are lies you learned.

Invincible exposes the lies, reveals the truths, and offers the insight and the skills you need to go from feeling and acting:

Guilty to Free

Resentful to Compassionate

Sad to Grateful

Angry to Passionate

Hopeless to Guided

Worthless to Accomplished

Fearful to Confident

Self-Conscious to Attractive

Unloved to Loved

The truth is, no obstacle you will ever face can compare to what you went through as a child and have already conquered. The author is donating all net royalties to the Children of Domestic Violence Foundation (CDV).

About the Author

Lundy Bancroft has spent the last 15 years specializing in abusive men. The author of articles in medical journals and professional books, he is the former co-director of Emerge, the nation's first program for abusive men. Now he trains various state and judicial agencies in working with domestic abuse.

Table of Contents

Why Does He Do That? Acknowledgments

Note on Terminology

Introduction

Part I: The Nature of Abusive Thinking

1. The Mystery

2. The Mythology

3. The Abusive Mentality

4. The Types of Abusive Men

Part II: The Abusive Man in Relationships

5. How Abuse Begins

6. The Abusive Man in Everyday Life

7. Abusive Men and Sex

8. Abusive Men and Addiction

9. The Abusive Man and Breaking Up

Part III: The Abusive Man in the World

10. Abusive Men as Parents

11. Abusive Men and Their Allies

12. The Abusive Man and the Legal System

Part IV: Changing the Abusive Man

13. The Making of an Abusive Man

14. The Process of Change

15. Creating an Abuse-Free World

Resources

Index

What Our Readers Are Saying

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capricorn, November 7, 2007 (view all comments by capricorn)
This book is an excellent read. I was amazed at how some of the quotes in the book are almost word for word things that I have said, thought or heard in my past relationship. Even if you are not in an emotionally abusive relationship I recommend this book just so that women can recogize the early warning signs. This book is so well organized and such an easy read that you can't help but pick up the information Lundy is giving out. She uses plain English for the every day gal so you don't have to have a Psychology degree yourself to understand it. This book was written for the emotionally and mentally abused woman. Ever since I read this book I have been telling all my friends and family about it. If you even suspect that someone might be in an emotionally abusive relationship I suggest you get this book for them. It is so hard to show your "emotional" bruises that you just feel like maybe you're losing your mind. This book helped to give me that final validation that I needed to get healthy again. The most profound statement that I found is early on in the book. "Half or more of physically abused women report that the emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425191651
Author:
Bancroft, Lundy
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Martin, Brian F.
Author:
Robbins, Tony
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Dysfunctional Families
Subject:
Wife abuse
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Victims of family violence
Subject:
Abusive men
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2002-5
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
900x600
Age Level:
from 18

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In•vin•ci•ble: incapable of being overcome

“When you grow up living with domestic violence, witnessing those you love tear each other down with physical and verbal blows, your brain doesnt know how to deal with that.”—From the Foreword

According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, affecting more than a billion people. Yet, too few people are aware of the profound impact it can have.

Invincible seeks to change this lack of awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue, informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence—and those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them.

Through powerful first-person stories, including the authors own experiences, as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the concerns and challenges of domestic violence, but also provides proven strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures.

What did you learn growing up with domestic violence? Do you know how this has had an impact on your life? How have you dealt with it?

Today, are there certain things about yourself that you wish werent true? Many of them arent. They are lies you learned.

Invincible exposes the lies, reveals the truths, and offers the insight and the skills you need to go from feeling and acting:

Guilty to Free

Resentful to Compassionate

Sad to Grateful

Angry to Passionate

Hopeless to Guided

Worthless to Accomplished

Fearful to Confident

Self-Conscious to Attractive

Unloved to Loved

The truth is, no obstacle you will ever face can compare to what you went through as a child and have already conquered. The author is donating all net royalties to the Children of Domestic Violence Foundation (CDV).

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