9780470179383

The Nice Girl Syndrome Stop Being Manipulated and Abused -- and Start Standing Up for Yourself

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470179383

  • ISBN10:

    0470179384

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Overcome to pressure to please other people with the tools and guidance in The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused - and Start Standing Up for Yourself. Renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take care of yourself. Filled with true stories and practical advice, this book will show you how to identify your "nice girl" identity, confront your beliefs and behaviors and show you how to adopt a healthier attitude.

Author Biography

Beverly Engel, an internationally recognized expert in emotional abuse and a licensed marriage and family therapist for thirty years, is the executive director of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. She is the author of numerous successful books, including Healing Your Emotional Self, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, and Loving Him without Losing You. Engel has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah, Starting Over, Donahue, Ricki Lake, and Sally Jessy Raphael, and her work is frequently featured in national magazines and newspapers such as O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Psychology Today, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Strong Women Aren't Nice
The High Price of Being Too Nice
How did We Get So Nice?
The Ten False Beliefs That Set Women Up to Be Used and Abused
From False Beliefs to Empowering Beliefs
Stop Putting Other's Feelings and Needs ahead of Your Own
Stop Believing That Being Nice Will Protect You
Stop Worrying about What Other People Think of You
Stop Trying to Be Perfect
Stop Being Gullible and Naive
Start Standing Up for Your Rights
Start Expressing Your Anger
Learn How to Handle Conflict
Start Facing the Truth about People
Start Supporting and Protecting Yourself
From Nice Girl to Strong Woman
The Four C's: Developing Confidence, Competence, Conviction, and Courage
References
Index
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