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There are painful ways of getting drawn in time and time again by a polished manipulator.
For example, if you lose your temper, rage, accuse and get involved in a drama scene, then it's only a
matter of time before you will feel guilty and ashamed of YOUR behavior and then off YOU go to apologize. Soon, you're building up for your next rage attack...and on and on it goes.
This books provides techniques to deal with the abusive personality in such a way that, guilt-free and proud of your own conduct, you can taking strong steps toward Freedom Street.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
 

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Everyone in the world should read this book. If you are searching for the "why?" this book provides it. This book gives you the knowledge to heal. Healing feels amazing.

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I purchased this book for my (at the time) future girlfriend coming out of a string of abusive relationships, the last of which I was lucky enough to have intervened. Along with "It's My Life Now: Starting Over After Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence" the future object of my affections was able to learn a great deal about what truly happened and how to move forward in life. I recommend both titles as they ultimately helped her healing and allowed us to pursue a functioning and healthy relationship with one another. 

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I sent a copy of the chapter on types of abusers to a neighbor who had just separated from her husband. It looked to me as if both wife abuse and child abuse were likely. One of the types absolutely nailed her husband and when she told me, it was clear that she knew exactly how to handle him. This book puts power into the hands of the most powerless women. It should be owned by every married woman, just in case. 

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I was drawn, as most women probably are, to the descriptions of the different types of abusers. My spouse was described in eye-opening detail, right down to quotations of the things he commonly said to me. The author provided great insight into the root of abusive behavior, how abusive men really view their partners. As an abused partner, this book gave me such clarity, and equipped me with the information I needed to make a truly informed decision about whether or not to stay with my abuser.  

Review: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

User Review  - Spencer - Goodreads

An eye-opening and incredibly important look into the minds of abusers. A deep current of compassion runs through Bancroft's book--compassion primarily for the partners and children of abusers, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren McMannis - Goodreads

I wish everyone would read this book. If you're like me- you tip toe around the most brutal and disgusting facets of life. You make excuses, or think, "it could be worse." Read this book as many times ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill Hayhurst - Goodreads

Amazingly insightful book for anyone that's been in an abusive relationship. You feel so very alone and lost during and after said situation, this book not only brings to light the truth behind the abuse but it makes you see that you are far from alone and that most abusers have similar tactics. Read full review

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User Review  - Amber Lea - Goodreads

This book is amazing. I almost didn't bother to read it because the title makes it sound like a really terrible self-help book written by some clown who thinks they're an expert. As it turns out ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaybow - Goodreads

This should be required reading for every person intending to be in a relationship with another human. Very helpful to sort out abusive behaviors and tactics. Hopefully abusers will not read it. Read full review


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