The Verbally Abusive Man - Can He Change?: A Woman's Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

The Verbally Abusive Man - Can He Change?: A Woman's Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go

by Patricia Evans
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The Verbally Abusive Man - Can He Change?: A Woman's Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go by Patricia Evans

From the world's most acclaimed expert on verbal abuse comes the first book that answers the question foremost in every woman's mind: can he really change?

Combining practical applications with the latest clinical research with the trademark support and assurance of Evans, The Verbally Abusive Man: Can He change? shows victims of verbal abuse how to empower themselves, improve their relationships, and change their lives for the better.

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ISBN-13: 9781605508368
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 279,727
File size: 520 KB

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Verbally Abusive Man, Can He Change?: A Woman's Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Communication specialist Patricia Evans explores the issue of verbal abuse in heterosexual relationships. She builds on her previous work in The Verbally Abusive Relationship and Controlling People by posing the question, ¿Can a verbally abusive man really change?¿ What is particularly startling about verbal abuse, Evans explains, is that in almost every case the abuser feels that he is the one being attacked. (Rarely, abusers are female, but such cases aren¿t discussed in this book.) Getting him to own up to his damaging behavior is not easy. Motivating him to change is even more difficult. Evans supplies tools you can use to determine if your partner is likely to change and a program that can help him do so, if you think he can alter his abusive behavior. Evans uses her book as a pulpit to preach against unqualified therapists, verbal abuse in all its forms and the male-dominated society that has made such abuse possible. But, her cause is just, and we recommend this important resource to anyone who is struggling to survive an abusive relationship and to therapists who are seeking solid information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Within pages of opening this book I was agreeing with Ms Evans theories, statements and examples. By the time I got to page 28 I was feeling spooked as it seemed Ms Evans knew the inner workings of my partners head and had been a fly on the wall in our house while writing this book. I found the information contained within correct and relevant and easy to read. One can't help but come to the conclusion the author knows her stuff. I'm really glad I bought this book, I'm sure I'll be referencing back to it on many occasions.
nrocpop More than 1 year ago
It seems like this author is the author that everyone quotes and looks to about verbal abuse. It is a very interesting book, and the ideas speak to me. The thing I wonder about is the qualifications of the author.
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