It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship Or Domestic Violence

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Self-Help - 255 pages
This book is for women who have recently left an abusive relationship and are attempting to face the challenge of putting their lives back together. During this difficult period, women who have managed to leave the relationship are faced with the scary and daunting prospect of living independently, rebuilding self-esteem and self-worth, and learning how to establish healthy relationships in the future. Many are tempted to return to the abuser and have to mend or re-establish relationships with friends or family. This book provides accessible practical information on how to protect yourself once you've left the relationship, how to get through the difficult emotions that accompany leaving an abusive relationship, and includes exercises that are designed to help women monitor their emotional progress as they get further away from their old relationships.
 

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Meg Kennedy Dugan is Director of Counseling Services at New England College in New Hampshire. As a therapist for over 15 years, she has counseled many survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence.

Roger R. Hock is Professor of Psychology at Mendocino College in California and the author of Forty Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research.

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