In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.
In two all-new chapters, Evans reveals the Outside Stresses driving the rise in verbal abuse - and shows you how you can mitigate the devastating effects on your relationships. She also outlines the Levels of Abuse that characterize this kind of behavior - from subtle, insidious put-downs that can erode your self-esteem to full-out tantrums of name-calling, screaming, and threatening that can escalate into physical abuse.
Drawing from hundreds of real situations suffered by real people just like you, Evans offers strategies, sample scripts, and action plans designed to help you deal with the abuse - and the abuser.
This timely new edition of The Verbally Abusive Relationship puts you on the road to recognizing and responding to verbal abuse, one crucial step at a time!
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Evaluating Your Own Experience 21
Chapter 2 Two Kinds of Power: A Broad Perspective 27
Chapter 3 Personal Power: A Look At Reality H 33
Chapter 4 The Abuser and the Abusive Relationship: A Look At Reality 37
Chapter 5 The Consequences of Verbal Abuse 47
Chapter 6 The Partner's Feelings 55
Chapter 7 Obstcles and Indicators 65
Chapter 8 Characteristics and categoriesof Verbal Abuse 77
Chapter 9 The Anger Addict the Anger Addict 101
Chapter 10 Conditioning and the partner 107
Chapter 11 The Recognition of verbal abuse and Asking for change 113
Chapter 12 Responding With impact to verbal Abuse 129
Chapter 13 Recovery 149
Chapter 14 Looking back 155
Chapter 15 The underlying Dynamics: The Underlying Dynamics: Some Reasons Why 163
Chapter 16 Stress And Verbal Abuse 173
Chapter 17 Irrational Behavior to the extreme 187
Chapter 18 About therapy--and for therapist 197
Chapter 19 Children and verbal abuse 211
Where do we go from Here? 221
Frequently Asked questions 224