Author(s): Beverly Engel
How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
"...important read for those who suspect that their relationship has entered abusive territory, this book is highly recommended." (Library Journal, September 15, 2002)
BEVERLY ENGEL is an internationally recognized therapist with an expertise in women's issues, relationships, sexuality, and abuse. She is the author of several nonfiction books dealing with relationships, abuse, and women's issues, including Loving Him Without Losing You and The Power of Apology, both from Wiley, and The Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel conducts professional training programs, lectures several times a year, and has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah, Donahue, Ricki Lake, Sally Jessy Raphael, and others.
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Identifying and Understanding Emotional Abuse; 1. Emotional Abuse-The Destroyer of Relationships; 2. Patterns of Abuse; 3. Not All Emotionally Abusive Relationships Are Alike; 4. Patterns That Begin in Childhood: Why We Abuse and Why We Take It; Part Two: Stopping the Abuse; 5. Action Steps for Those Being Abused; 6. Action Steps for the Abusive Partner; 7. Action Steps for the Abusive Couple; 8. When Your Partner Has a Personality Disorder; 9. When Your Abusiveness Stems from Your Personality Disorder; Part Three: Where Do You Go from Here?; 10. Should You Stay or Should You Leave?; 11. Preventing Emotional Abuse in the Future; 12. Continuing to Recover; Epilogue; References; Further Reading; Websites and Chat Rooms; Index