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The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond



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Verbally abused!  July 3, 2011

This textbook is an excellent resource to any person who feels that he or she is being verbally abused, friends, and those who care for the verbally abused in clinical situations. It was so helpful to me that I bought a number of them and gave them to people I thought might have a similar problem. It also offers some suggestions to help you stop the abuse in your life. This textbook is a lifesaver. This textbook is the right place to start. Don't put it off. I recommend this textbook and this seller for more items.

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In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.

In two all new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior from subtle, insidious put downs that can erode your self esteem to full out tantrums of name calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.

Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse and the abuser.

This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!

"The book that helped change Brandy's life."

"A groundbreaking book" -Newsweek

"A great, great book." -Sonya Friedman, CNN

Author Biography

Patricia evans is the bestselling author of four books including the verbally abusive Relationship, Verbal abuse Survivors Speak Out, controlling People, and the Verbally Abusive Man: Can He Change? A highly acclaimed interpersonal communications specialist, public speaker, and consultant, Evans has appeared on Oprah, CNNNn National radio, and in Newsweek and O, The Oprah Magazine. Evans lives in the San Francisco Bay area and can be reached via her website at

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 15
Evaluating Your Own Experiencep. 21
Two Kinds of Power: A Broad Perspectivep. 27
Personal Power: A Look At Reality Hp. 33
The Abuser and the Abusive Relationship: A Look At Realityp. 37
The Consequences of Verbal Abusep. 47
The Partner's Feelingsp. 55
Obstcles and Indicatorsp. 65
Characteristics and categoriesof Verbal Abusep. 77
The Anger Addict the Anger Addictp. 101
Conditioning and the partnerp. 107
The Recognition of verbal abuse and Asking for changep. 113
Responding With impact to verbal Abusep. 129
Recoveryp. 149
Looking backp. 155
The underlying Dynamics: The Underlying Dynamics: Some Reasons Whyp. 163
Stress And Verbal Abusep. 173
Irrational Behavior to the extremep. 187
About therapy--and for therapistp. 197
Children and verbal abusep. 211
Where do we go from Here?p. 221
Frequently Asked questionsp. 224
Bibliographyp. 229
Surveyp. 233
Indexp. 237
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