The Verbally Abusive Relationship
In this fully expanded and updated second 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, Expanded Third Edition puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JalenV - LibraryThing
I was living alone (except for my cats) when I bought this book. However, I had a verbally abusive supervisor at the time. That man didn't hesitate to shout at me in front of a patient the same ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gingermama - LibraryThing
Very informative, but disappointing to find the author's only solution is to leave the relationship. Read full review
EVALUATING YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE
TWO KINDS OF POWER A BROAD PERSPECTIVE
PERSONAL POWER A LOOK AT REALITY II
THE ABUSER AND THE ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP A LOOK AT REALITY I
CONDITIONING AND THE PARTNER
THE RECOGNITION OF VERBAL ABUSE AND ASKING FOR CHANGE
RESPONDING WITH IMPACT TO VERBAL ABUSE
THE UNDERLYING DYNAMICS SOME REASONS WHY
ABOUT THERAPYAND FOR THE THERAPIST
CHILDREN AND VERBAL ABUSE