Alameda, CA :
Hunter House Publishers
- 1st ed
- Item Description
- "Why some men change, some men don't, and how to tell the difference"--Cover.
- Physical Description
- xii, 226 p. ; 22 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-211) and index.
- Main Author
Authored by an experienced counselor, this wise, compassionate guide focuses on two key issues: how to tell if someone is a potential abuser and whether that person is likely to change. Case studies, "warning signs," and chapter summaries framed as "jerk tests" add to the volume's usefulness. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
A gritty, hard-hitting guide to turning an extra-nasty man into anto ex-boyfriend or ex-husband uses examples from the author's counseling sessions to illustrate the patterns an abusive male and shows women how to spot the danger signs. Simultaneous.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Neither weighed down by research nor weightless with airy promises, Ditch That Jerk is a gritty, honest, and most of all experienced view of physical and emotional abusers and their effect on victims. Engagingly written, it shows women how to assess their partners and relationships for potential abuse, and for potential change - or not. Author Pamela Wiseman uses examples from counseling sessions to illustrate how the mind of an abusive man works and how to identify the patterns. She details the tricks used by such men to keep women in line and discusses warning signs, alcohol and drugs, and the excuses people use to explain abuse. Optimistic and empowering without candy-coating a difficult topic, this book gives women the tools to make clear-headed decisions about damaging relationships.