Dangerous Relationships: How to Identify and Respond to the Seven Warning Signs of a Troubled Relationship

Dangerous Relationships: How to Identify and Respond to the Seven Warning Signs of a Troubled Relationship

by Noelle C. Nelson
     
 

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"A powerful and important book!…Dangerous Relationships could be a life saver."-Susan Forward, Therapist and Author, Men Who Hate Women & The Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents"I would highly recommend this book to anyone who may be in a violent relationship, or to a relative or close personal friend who has concerns about the safety of someone they love."

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"A powerful and important book!…Dangerous Relationships could be a life saver."-Susan Forward, Therapist and Author, Men Who Hate Women & The Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents"I would highly recommend this book to anyone who may be in a violent relationship, or to a relative or close personal friend who has concerns about the safety of someone they love."-Diane P. McGauley, Executive Director, The Family Place, Chair, Texas Council on Family ViolencePossessiveness, insensitivity, and a sudden personality change are all warning signs of a potential abuser. Dangerous Relationships will help readers recognize a potentially violent personality before it's too late. Interweaving real-life stories of four couples, Dr. Noelle Nelson highlights dangerous turning points in relationships and explains how readers can safely diffuse tension between their spouses, lovers, or roommate and protect themselves from abuse.

Editorial Reviews

Susan Forward
A powerful and important book!…Dangerous Relationships could be a life saver.
Diane P. McGauley
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who may be in a violent relationship, or to a relative or close personal friend who has concerns about the safety of someone they love.
KLIATT
Nelson, a clinical psychologist whose earlier books have brought her attention by television audiences, offers a somewhat simplistic but certainly accessible tour of the warning signs exhibited by abusive partners. Using four different relationships—a heterosexual romance in which the male partner became psychologically abusive, a marriage in which the female partner wreaked destruction, a gay male relationship, and a nonromantic relationship between female roommates—she relies on anecdote as well as analysis to portray how and why abuse escalates. The wide choice of example relationships is useful but Nelson's regaling of some clinical moments feels intrusive as well as detracting from the flow of the narrative. There are seven specific warning behaviors detailed here, with the passive partners' better and worse responses to them clearly discussed as well as the import of the offending behaviors. Appended resources are solid, as is a personal safety plan for those in abusive relationships who are considering how to extricate themselves. Addressing adults and discussing the types of relationships (live-in) most likely to occur among those living independent of family and school, this guide may also be useful to high schoolers doing research or looking for ways to help abused parents. KLIATT Codes: A—Recommended for advanced students, and adults. 1997, Perseus, 312p. bibliog. index., $15.00. Ages 17 to adult. Reviewer: Francisca Goldsmith; Teen Svcs., Berkeley P.L., Berkeley, CA , November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6)
Library Journal
This keenly insightful book by a clinical psychologist specifies seven "warning signs" that have been shown to predict violent behavior in a spouse/partner. Required reading for anyone who senses that something is awry in a relationship. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204659
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/08/2001
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
439,284
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author


Noelle Nelson, Ph.D., is a nationally respected clinical psychologist, trial consultant and author based in Malibu, California. Over the years, she has counseled hundreds of individuals caught in the pain of domestic violence and consulted in many domestic violence cases. As she counseled these victims of abuse, Dr. Nelson became increasingly convinced of the need for a preventive approach that could stop domestic violence before it had a chance to develop. She has been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Montel Williams Show, and The View.

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