Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out tells: how verbal abuse precedes domestic violence; about the transition from verbal abuse to battering; how abusers control their partner's space, time and resources; how the connection between the inner and outer world - between action and result - disintegrates and how the partner may then feel paralyzed and unable to act; what categories of abuse women experience most; how to cope with a person who abuses you; how to recover the strength and confidence lost from abuse; what to watch out for in new relationships and how to go beyond abusive ones; how to look for a therapist; how to start a support group. This book also lists agencies to call on for help and referrals in every state.


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