Book reviews about abuse.
Book reviews about abuse: physical abuse, emotional or verbalabuse, and sexual abuse.
Often, for the verbally abused woman, there is no other witness to her reality and no one can understand her experiences. Friends and family may see the abuser as a really good guy and, certainly, he agrees with them.
The verbal abuser, charming to others, takes his abuse behind closed doors and it is a means of holding power over another. Physical abuse is always preceded by verbal abuse.
Whether you are a victim of verbal abuse or the abuser, this book will give you true insights into the underlying dynamics of the verbally abusive relationship.
Although Evans primarily addresses verbal abuse of women, she states that much of the book applies to men, too. More about this book.
Although 99% of these letters were from heterosexual women, the book can be adapted to others, even a child, can relate to the women in this book.
The book also give the results of a survey on the verbally abusive relationship and answers such questions as, "What are the most commonly experienced categories of verbal abuse."
An excellent companion to Evans book The Verbally Abusive Relationship but The Verbally Abusive Relationship should be read first.