Women with controlling partners Taking back your life from a manipulative or abusive partner

Carol A. Lambert

Book - 2016

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest woman, resulting in fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. Written by an expert in domestic violence and based on her highly successful twelve-week, three-stage recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will empower women to overcome the abuse and coercion, and give them the strength to finally address the problem--or leave the relationship once and for all. --Publisher.

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Published
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc [2016]
Language
English
Physical Description
vi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781626254718
1626254710
Main Author
Carol A. Lambert (author)
  • Control in relationships causes hidden injuries
  • Stage one: become aware, recognize the problem. Realize you need help ; Take a close look at your partner ; Overcoming powerful external influences
  • Stage two: deconstruct what holds you captive, breaking free. Dating: what you didn't know about his behavior ; From dating to commitment to confinement ; Resist falling into the cycle of abuse ; See how life becomes "all about him" ; Take back your strengths ; Threats and physical and sexual violence ; Recognize your injuries from abuse
  • Stage three: reclaim yourself, only you know what's best for you. Change beliefs to feel stronger ; Empower yourself, take back your life ; Moving forward, what do you want?
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Lambert, a psychotherapist with over 30 years of domestic violence expertise, has written a guidebook for women who suspect their boyfriend or spouse's behavior is controlling. She explains in depth components of psychological abuse and how low self-esteem feeds into the pattern beginning with small exploits and continuing with controlling tactics and possible physical harm. Lambert depicts numerous scenarios and repeated behaviors that indicate abuse and affirms readers' rights to be treated with respect. She provides exercises for building strength and countering domineering tactics. A wealth of websites and battered-women hotlines are included in the appendixes. Verdict A poignant and necessary book for all women who live in fear in their own homes.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Cites the negative impact of controlling or abusive partners on even the strongest women, identifying behaviors women should be aware of while sharing strategies for finding the courage to recognize a problem, stand up for oneself and make informed choices about continuing or ending unhealthy relationships. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Cites the negative impact of controlling or abusive partners on women, identifying behaviors women should be aware of while sharing strategies for recognizing a problem, standing up for oneself, and making informed choices.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest woman, resulting in fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. Written by an expert in domestic violence and based on her highly successful twelve-week, three-stage recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will empower women to overcome the abuse and coercion, and give them the strength to finally address the problem—or leave the relationship once and for all.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest woman, resulting in fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. Written by an expert in domestic violence and based on her highly successful twelve-week, three-stage recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will empower women to overcome the abuse and coercion, and give them the strength to finally address the problem'or leave the relationship once and for all.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest person'unless you know what to look for. Written by an expert in intimate partner abuse and based on her highly successful recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will give you the strength, courage, and strategies you need to acknowledge the problem and stand up for yourself once and for all'whether you stay or leave the relationship.If you have a controlling partner, you aren't alone. Millions of women suffer psychological abuse at the hands of a spouse or intimate partner during some point in their lives, not fully seeing or knowing what is happening to them. Research shows that psychological abuse affects women's overall well-being more than physical abuse, is a bigger contributor to inducing fear, and can be a precursor to violence. To make matters worse, having a controlling partner often results in hidden injuries like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and low self-efficacy'feeling like you can't make a difference in your life. So, where can you turn for help?Based on over a decade of clinical and domestic abuse research, Women with Controlling Partners will help you identify the coercive constraints that can be predictive of intimate partner abuse, recognize the harmful effects of psychological abuse on your mental and physical health, and gain the personal strength and power to break free. Using the author's three-stage recovery model, you'll be empowered to move out of denial, deconstruct what holds you psychologically captive, and take back your life.Abuse can be devastating, and having a controlling partner can make you feel crazy'and as if you're the one responsible. But you're not crazy, and you're not to blame! With this important, one-of-a-kind recovery process, you'll finally find the clarity of mind, courage, and strength to protect yourself from the hurtful control that damages your mental and physical health, and move toward a safer and happier life.

Review by Publisher Summary 6

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest person—unless you know what to look for. Written by an expert in intimate partner abuse and based on her highly successful recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will give you the strength, courage, and strategies you need to acknowledge the problem and stand up for yourself once and for all—whether you stay or leave the relationship.If you have a controlling partner, you aren’t alone. Millions of women suffer psychological abuse at the hands of a spouse or intimate partner during some point in their lives, not fully seeing or knowing what is happening to them. Research shows that psychological abuse affects women’s overall well-being more than physical abuse, is a bigger contributor to inducing fear, and can be a precursor to violence. To make matters worse, having a controlling partner often results in hidden injuries like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and low self-efficacy—feeling like you can’t make a difference in your life. So, where can you turn for help?Based on over a decade of clinical and domestic abuse research, Women with Controlling Partners will help you identify the coercive constraints that can be predictive of intimate partner abuse, recognize the harmful effects of psychological abuse on your mental and physical health, and gain the personal strength and power to break free. Using the author’s three-stage recovery model, you’ll be empowered to move out of denial, deconstruct what holds you psychologically captive, and take back your life.Abuse can be devastating, and having a controlling partner can make you feel crazy—and as if you’re the one responsible. But you’re not crazy, and you’re not to blame! With this important, one-of-a-kind recovery process, you’ll finally find the clarity of mind, courage, and strength to protect yourself from the hurtful control that damages your mental and physical health, and move toward a safer and happier life.