You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women [NOOK Book]

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If you are a woman being hurt by someone you love, this book is for you. It can help you understand your situation and find ways to change it. This indispensable guide offers straightforward, sensible information on how to establish a safety plan for you and your children, as well as advice on how best to find a safer home. This new edition also includes guidance specifically for Deaf women, immigrant women, rural women, and women with disabilities. It also includes special exercises designed to help you gain ...
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You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women

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Overview


If you are a woman being hurt by someone you love, this book is for you. It can help you understand your situation and find ways to change it. This indispensable guide offers straightforward, sensible information on how to establish a safety plan for you and your children, as well as advice on how best to find a safer home. This new edition also includes guidance specifically for Deaf women, immigrant women, rural women, and women with disabilities. It also includes special exercises designed to help you gain self-esteem and decide what you want from a relationship. You will find answers to such questions as:

"What is emotional abuse?"
"Is it ever right to break up the family?"
"How can I protect my children?"
"Where can I go if I leave my home?"
"But I still love my partner—should I go back?"
"How can I find legal help for my situation?"
"How do I go about starting over and making new friends?"


You will also read about women who left their abusive partners and began new lives—free of abuse. Today they have this to say: "I'm asking for what I want . . . I can make decisions on my own . . . What I like best about being away is being free."

Offering guidance, understanding and hope, You Can Be Free speaks directly to the tens of thousands of women who want to free themselves of domestic violence and turn their lives around.

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This comprehensive handbook, written in a style easily read and understood, is a simplified version of NiCarthy's best seller Getting Free: A Handbook for Women in Abusive Relationships ( LJ 8/82; 1986. 2d ed.). Analysis of why men batter and why women stay in abusive relationships is interwoven with specific steps to be taken when leaving, getting counseling, preparing to prosecute, seeking shelter, finding employment, and validating one's self-worth. The use of ``activity lists'' in which the reader is asked to respond to questions makes the woman an active participant in analyzing and resolving her situation. This participatory technique, the simple writing style, and the authors' focus on the abused woman herself makes this an extremely useful sourcebook. Recommended for public libraries.-- Frada L. Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580055192
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Pages: 150
  • File size: 741 KB

Meet the Author


Ginny NiCarthy has written many books dealing with the issue of violence against women. Her work to end abuse began in 1972 as founder and director of Rape Relief in Seattle. She later founded and directed the Abused Women’s Network. She lives in Seattle.

Sue Davidson is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with the advocacy organization New Directions for Young Women. She lives in Seattle.
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