Synopses & Reviews
"A wonderful handbook to gently yet firmly help victims of domestic violence climb out of their situation". -- Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
-- Offers a step-by-step path out of abuse and into life-management and self-care
Domestic violence is a massive problem involving millions of individuals every year, from every class, gender, faith, and race. Caught in a downward spiral, many people believe that they cause or deserve the abuse, hesitate to tell others, and usually wait too long before getting help or deciding to leave.
It's Not Okay Anymore provides readers with a personalized action plan for getting out of an abusive situation and into a safe one. A gentle, supportive tone accompanies a well-outlined series of steps to take. Checkpoints at the end of each step and inspiring real-life stories with photos can keep readers on the path to safety and well-being. Augmented by valuable coaching in empowerment and self-esteem, the guide includes "Get Safe" plans and worksheets to help readers set goals for themselves.
Divided into three parts, the first section helps readers learn how to identify abuse and understand how the cycle of abuse functions in their relationship. The second section guides the reader toward personal responsibility and taking charge with a step-by-step path out of abuse and into self-management. The third part focuses on self-nurturing, the role of boundaries, and the qualities of a healthy relationship. Simple, firm, sensible advice makes this book a powerful catalyst toward recovery.