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Are you now, or have you ever been, in relationships with family, friends, or mates who have been verbally abusive? Is your happiness with someone you love continually threatened by interactions that continually undermine your self-esteem? Do you feel trapped in a relationship that keeps decaying in a downward spiral of overt or passive-aggressive abuse?
If so, this book could be your life raft, either carrying you toward repair of the existing relationship or the effects of past relationships or offering liberation from your current confusion. Its practical approach can help clear your head and possibly change your life. The only criticism that I and other readers have is that the author assumes verbal abuse is almost always directed by males toward females, which, in my experience and that of others I know, is not necessarily the case. Highly Recommended.
"A great, great book." -- Sonya Friedman, CNN
"A groundbreaking book..." -- Newsweek
"This is a new day in America. The most important thing is to realize that you don't deserve to be treated that way." -- Oprah Winfrey
Evans had a golden opportunity to address the issue of verbal abuse but failed miserably in every conceivable manner. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2007 by beyelie
As a Christian woman, I can tell you this book helped me identify that my husband's behavior had nothing to do with submission, but was/is verbally abusive. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
The book may look at verbal abuse from the outlook of women, this doesn't mean that men cannot benefit. I'm a man and I found the book extremely helpful....Published on June 22 2004 by BasicGuy
I can't understand why two not helpful reviews remain on top, If I had not read the book, those reviews would not help me at all. Read morePublished on June 21 2004
This is an excellent book for anyone who is dealing with a spouse who is verbally abusive. The screaming, namecalling, silent treatment, and other emotional abuse that many people... Read morePublished on June 20 2004
The reason to read this book is obvious from the first page. It is EXCELLENT.
The author, Patricia Evans, has taken the topic of verbal abuse and presented a thorough... Read more
could ever need to build a solid case against her husband or any other man. Would strongly recommend to any woman seeking to end a relationship. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by nosuchthingasordinary
This book has enormous power for women wondering what is wrong with their relationships. It identifies and describes several types of behavior men use to confuse, control and abuse... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by M. Naegeli