Men: If you suspect your present or last relationship was abusive, you should read this book. Verbal as well as physical abuse by women is the reason behind some divorces and relationship endings, even if that reason is never given or even realized by the men and women involved. Men: Was Your Last Relationship Abusive? Although it is a little known fact, men as well as women are abused in relationships. Many men in abusive relationships either don’t realize they are being abused or can not admit, even to themselves, that a woman could abuse them. Verbal as well as physical abuse by women is the reason behind some divorces and relationship endings, even if that reason is never given or even realized by the men and women involved. Sometimes abuse is dismissed as PMS or “just the way women are so emotional.”But if you suspect your present or last relationship was abusive, you should read this book. This eye-opening book begins by examining the most common misconceptions about the issue of male abuse. After laying the groundwork for a serious reconsideration of how society thinks about domestic violence, Cook allows a number of abused men to tell their stories. He then puts these experiences in the context of what therapists and others who have worked with such men know about domestic violence and how the male victim is similar to, yet different from, his female counterpart. Cook shows how the abused man, his friends and family, and the abusive or abused woman can come to grips with domestic violence. Abused Men – The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence explores a range of peoples views from Emmy-Award winning actress Judith Light, to news reporters, sociologists,attorneys, and many others as they explain the resistance to and the acceptance of,domestic violence against men as a significant social problem. Abused Men-The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence offers gripping, emotional stories, self-help for victims and those concerned about them, and provocative insight into public issues, and provides a basic reference source for professionals. This work presents practical solutions for reducing domestic violence, whether its victims are male or female. Drawing from a variety of sources, the final chapter of the book brings the diverse elements together and proposes practical low-cost solutions for reducing domestic violence whether its victims are male or female. The author is a former broadcast journalist who won awards from the Associated Press and The Professional Journalism Society. He has been a director of news at several major market radio stations, and has also been a television news reporter and anchor. Abused Men – The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence is a book any man should read if he even has a nagging suspicion he has been or is being abused.
Jacqueline studied at the University of Alberta, and is currently a freelance writer for a number of online publications (including Cyberparent!)