The Verbally Abusive Relationship
How to recognize it and how to respond
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In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.
In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse - and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior - from subtle, insidious put-downs that can erode your self-esteem to full-out tantrums of name-calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.
Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse - and the abuser.
This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
The only problem I have with this book is that it assume abuser is always men where as it's other way round too most the times
A very one sided opinion which ends with ending the relationship
The book is only directed toward women being abused by men but often it is the other way around or from both parties. The last few chapters are dedicated to leaving the relationship and moving on which imho is really a cop out and often not the best option. If you must read this, use your best judgment and understand there are degrees of verbal abuse and much of it is dictated by our society.