Synopses & Reviews
Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you -- at least that's how the saying goes. But for men and women involved in serious relationships, verbal abuse can cause scars that are just as deep as physical wounds. These same scars are the things that keep you going back for more, subjecting yourself to continual verbal abuse. Research by the University of Washington found that 93 percent of abusive partners continued their emotional abuse long-term. Experts report that verbal abuse becomes a pattern -- one that must be stopped.
If you're used to being called names, taking the blame for things, and getting yelled at, this book is for you. How to Overcome a Verbally Abusive Relationship is your source for ending emotional abuse and rebuilding your self-esteem. Many are so accustomed to the verbal criticism and abusive anger that it becomes expected, regardless of the abuse's emotional effects. You will learn how to tell if you are a victim of emotional abuse, and how to tell if the threats, insults, and explosive arguments are taking a toll on your life. Filled with lists of common questions, phrases, and words that people use when they verbally abuse a significant other, this comprehensive guide will help you uncover the damage that is really being done and understand that it is not your fault.
Abusers often think they have a right to put their partners down, or that they are justified in their actions. Stand up for yourself and fight back, as you learn to stop the pattern of abuse and move on. You will examine the reasons why many stay in verbally abusive relationships, from a lack of self-confidence to feeling like they are actually in danger. With a plan for a road to recovery, this book will give you the information you need to defend yourself against your controlling, power-obsessed partner. You will learn how to characterize the types of people who are verbally abusive, as well as the psychological reasons for their need to feel superior. With the information contained in this comprehensive guide, you will discover how to squash the inner-voice of self-doubt, self-loathing, and self-criticism that has developed from your partner's verbal abuse, all while regaining the hope you need to take control of your life and love yourself once again.
This complete guide will walk you through the steps you need to end a verbally abusive relationship, as you begin to realize that nobody deserves to be a victim of emotional abuse. With lists of resources and places to go for professional help, this book will help you understand your reality -- one that is shared with thousands worldwide. We've spent dozens of hours interviewing psychologists, counselors, and other experts to compile the most up-to-date, realistic guide to overcoming your verbally abusive relationship and rebuilding your trust, self-esteem, and enthusiasm. How to Overcome a Verbally Abusive Relationship moves you past the notion of hanging on, and helps you let go.