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No Visible Wounds: Identifying Nonphysical Abuse of Women by Their Men

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DOES YOUR PARTNER . . .
* have sudden outbursts of anger or rage?
* become jealous without reason?
* prevent you from seeing friends and family?
* deny you access to family assets such as bank accounts, ...
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Overview

DOES YOUR PARTNER . . .
* have sudden outbursts of anger or rage?
* become jealous without reason?
* prevent you from seeing friends and family?
* deny you access to family assets such as bank accounts, credit cards, or the car?
* control all finances and force you to account for what you spend?
* insult you or call you derogatory names?
* humiliate you in front of your children?
* turn minor incidents into major arguments?
If you or someone you know can answer "yes" to the questions above, chances are you are suffering from nonphysical battering--controlling, tyrannical behavior that is just as damaging to a woman's self-esteem as a broken bone or a black eye. An experienced counselor who works with abused women, Mary Susan Miller breaks the silence that surrounds this devastating form of domestic violence. She identifies the many types of nonphysical abuse verbal, emotional, psychological, social, and economic--and explores why this outrageous treatment of women continues unabated in our society.
Dr. Miller also shares the stories of many survivors who have escaped their abusive relationships. Their experiences--with law enforcement, the legal system, and the community itself--can help prepare any woman for the decision of whether to stay or leave the relationship. And if she decides to go, Dr. Miller offers sound guidelines on how to protect herself and her children, since a woman's decision to leave is usually the time she is in the most danger from her abuser.
Finally, Dr. Miller inspires hope: You can break free of the nightmare of nonphysical battering and heal, once again engaging in a life of integrity, dignity, and peace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449910795
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/30/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 459,045
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2004

    It's not the sticks and stones that do the most damage....

    It is the 'words' that hurt you, along with the psychological behaviors that scream daily at you, that you are worthless... the control and patronizing treatment of a woman, usually in front of her children, that shout that she is incapable and untrustworthy to perform the smallest feat without being told and controlled. The physical abuse and violence are both traumatic and deadly, but I have noticed women can recognize the physical threat and run for their lives, but those in extreme emotional abuse, often stay far too long, killing not only their own spirit, but that of their children. It is good this book is there as concrete evidence, invisible wounds can slowly kill too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2004

    Questions finally answered.....

    Four years post divorce, I was determined to seek answers to the many questions I had about the man I was married to for 26 years. As soon as I started reading this book - the lights went off. This little book is full of information. Worth the read. You'll learn much from it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    The philosophy you follow underlies the quality of your actions

    I could not stop once I started reading this book. This is information that one could not get honestly from anybody because it is not as freely talked about anywhere as other social ills. A very complex issue has been discussed very systematically in a very scientific manner yet in an easily understandable manner. A very balanced analysis of different view points and solutions has been presented beautifully from every possible angle. Many women are not treated well and do not even realize they are being abused. This book helps in identifying this problem and gives the possible solutions and sets one on the road to recovery. What I liked about this book is that it also identifies the responsibility of the society to do something concrete in rectifying this problem for as a society we are responsible for each other's actions.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    An absolute MUST-READ

    This book is an absolute must read for anyone whom even remotely thinks they may be in an abusive relationship. After being in one myself for 21 years, having read almost every book out there, this is the one that actualy describes in detail, how I feel, have felt, why, where, and how. I have never been able to describe to anyone else what I have been through, How I got there or why and this book puts into words my every emotion, thought and reaction. Just READ it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2003

    A great aid

    This book helped me to see clearly the patterns of abuse in my marriage. It helped open my mind to accept as abuse the constant degredation and denial of my humanity, even before I could admit to myself that I had been physically abused as well. I recommend this book heartily. Dr. Miller affirms the value of each person without attacking or blaming them for having experienced the abuse (which is the same thing that their abuser did).

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