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Till Death Do Us Part: Love, Marriage, and the Mind of the Killer Spouse

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Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. The stories of killer spouses tend to captivate us, as they beg the question of how so many seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. Indeed, every relationship presents "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface, yet what happens when those feelings turn to action?

In Till Death Do Us Part, noted psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, along with journalist Matt Birkbeck, presents the psychological profiles of notorious killer spouses — from Scott Peterson and Clara Harris to Rabbi Fred Neulander and Betty Broderick. Ludwig reveals ten killer personality types. These ten personality types are defined in detail and illustrated with examples from high-profile cases along with in-depth analyses of the motivations behind the murders. The ten types range from the Betrayal/Abandonment Killer (who loses control and kills from a broken heart) to the Control Killer (who micromanages every aspect of the spouse's life) and the Black Widow/Profit Killer (who kills for money).

With gripping stories and probing insight, authors Ludwig and Birkbeck examine the concept of peaceful versus violent resolution and why certain spouses believe murder is the best and only response. In an age when spousal murder is headline news, Till Death Do Us Part explores a phenomenon that many spouses can't help but think about at some point in their relationships — which sheds light on the very notion of "happily ever after."

Synopsis:

From Scott Peterson to Rabbi Fred Neulander, this book chronicles the psychological profiles of spouses who kill, told by a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in spousal behavior and the criminal mind. of full-color photos.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Foreword

Prologue

1 Why Marry?

2 The Betrayal/Abandonment Killer

3 The Control Killer

4 The Sociopathic Killer

5 The Black Widow/Profit Killer

6 The Narcissistic Killer

7 The Temper Tantrum Killer

8 The Transference Killer

9 The Revenge Killer

10 The Pregnancy Killer

11 The Caregiver Killer

12 Thou Shalt Not Kill

Acknowledgments

Intimate-Partner

Violence: Links

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743275088
Subtitle:
Love, Marriage, and the Mind of the Killer Spouse
Foreword:
King, Larry
Foreword:
King, Larry
Foreword:
Grace, Nancy
Author:
Ludwig, Robi
Author:
King, Larry
Author:
Birkbeck, Matt
Author:
Grace, Nancy
Publisher:
Atria
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Murder - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Atria Bks Hdcvr
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.50x6.36x1.09 in. .94 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Domestic Violence
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"Synopsis" by , From Scott Peterson to Rabbi Fred Neulander, this book chronicles the psychological profiles of spouses who kill, told by a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in spousal behavior and the criminal mind. of full-color photos.
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