You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women

You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women

by Ginny NiCarthy, Sue Davidson
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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."

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580055192
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
828,553
File size:
1 MB

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