Take a look inside the minds of angry and controlling men so you can learn how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship. Topics covered are the role of drugs and alcohol, early warning signs, abusive personality types, learning what you can and cannot fix, and how to safely leave an abusive relationship. Paperback.
"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control."
"He can be sweet and gentle."
"He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children-he's a great father."
"He's had a really hard life..."
Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:
· The early warning signs
· Nine abusive personality types
· How to tell if an abuser can change, is changing, or ever will
· The role of drugs and alcohol
· What can be fixed, and what can't
· How to leave a relationship safely
Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the worlds experts on the subject. He is the author of journal articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former codirector at Emerge, the nations first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.
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