"It’s My Life Now is a comprehensive roadmap toward rebuilding one’s internal sense of safety, esteem, and control at the conclusion of an abusive relationship. It’s My Life Now recognizes the innate challenges at the end of one's relationship and provides concrete strategies and tools to progress through this transition."
Lia Woods Holbrook, program director, Project Sanctuary
"Dugan and Hock continue to impact the lives of survivors in their newest edition of It's My Life Now. Each chapter provides valuable information that can empower people as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse. A resource for survivors and mental health professionals alike, this is my go-to book when working with this population."
Kevin A. Fall, PhD, LPC-S, professor and program coordinator, Professional Counseling Program, Texas State University
About the Author
Meg Kennedy Dugan, MA, is the executive director of Voices Against Violence, a crisis center in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She serves on the local SART (Sexual Assault Resource Team) and is on the executive committee of the New Hampshire Violence Against Women Campus Consortium. For the past 17 years, she has worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
Roger R. Hock, PhD, is professor of psychology and human sexuality at Mendocino College in Northern California. He is the author of Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research, 7th Edition (2012, Pearson) and Human Sexuality, 5th Edition (2016, Pearson). He received his PhD from the University of California at San Diego.