Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Friends and Family of Abused Women

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Almost ten years after its original publication, this groundbreaking and practical guide remains a wise, informed, and vital resource for those who want to assist a friend or loved one in her struggle to escape an abusive relationship. Susan Brewster, a longtime psychotherapist whose practice includes working with abused women and their families, recognizes that friends and family need specific tools and ideas to help them develop a relationship with their abused loved one that...
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Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women

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Overview


Almost ten years after its original publication, this groundbreaking and practical guide remains a wise, informed, and vital resource for those who want to assist a friend or loved one in her struggle to escape an abusive relationship. Susan Brewster, a longtime psychotherapist whose practice includes working with abused women and their families, recognizes that friends and family need specific tools and ideas to help them develop a relationship with their abused loved one that will ultimately benefit her, not control her.

The survivor of an abusive relationship herself, Brewster teaches readers how to recognize the signs of abuse, handle negative feelings, become an effective advocate, deal with the abuser, and more. This compassionate book is just as timely and important as ever, offering the information needed to give strength to women who are trying to break free.

Helping Her Get Free was previously published as To Be an Anchor in the Storm.

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“Many books address the issue of battered women, but this is perhaps the first that is meant to help those who want to help.” —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580051675
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 627,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Susan Brewster has been a clinical social worker/psychotherapist for 26 years, ten of which have been devoted to working specifically in the area of domestic violence. She lives with her husband and two children in New Mexico, where she is in private practice.
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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    FOR FAMILIES OF A PHYSICALLY/EMOTIONALLY ABUSED WOMEN, A MUST READ!!!!

    As a mother this book has been pivotal in allowing me to be the mother I need to be to my daughter. It is so difficult to watch your child now a woman being taken advantage of by a controlling man. To understand the mind set of a woman being abused in this way helps me to react in a way as to not alienate my daughter. THANK YOU SO MUCH SUSAN BREWSTER!!!

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