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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (860 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Evans Narrator: Mary Kae Irvi Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If you or someone you know answers “yes” to one or more of the following questions, this book is required reading: Does your partner seem irritated or angry at you several times a week? Does he deny being angry when he clearly is? Do your attempts to discuss feelings of pain or emotional distress leave you with the feeling that the issue has not been resolved? Do you frequently feel perplexed and frustrated by his responses, as though you were each speaking a different language? Almost everyone has heard of or knows someone who is part of a verbally abusive relationship—if they’re not involved in one themselves. In The Verbally Abusive Relationship, you’ll find validation and understanding—it’s not “all in your head”—and encouragement for your efforts to change the situation. In this expanded second edition, author Patricia Evans explores the damaging effects of verbal abuse on children and the family, and offers valuable insight and recommendations to therapists, as well as those who seek therapeutic support. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vanessa 'Pixi' Kraus | 2/18/2014

    " I think that everyone should read this book. It helped me to realize some of the very non obvious forms of verbal abuse. There are so many things that happened to me that I never would have thought or considered verbal abuse until I read this book and was better able to understand my own circumstance. This book has helped me to understand myself better, my situation better, and to move forward with my life. The reason I think everyone should read this book is because it defines the many facets of verbal abuse that many people deal with every day without even realizing it. I think there is also invaluable information in this book about raising children to recognize verbal abuse and helping to validate their feelings and reality as well. I also think that abusers don't realize they are abusing. I find myself now choosing my words very carefully so as not to inadvertently manipulate someone. I also listen very closely to the things other people say to me to always try and keep aware of verbal abuse. Since reading this book I have also found that this type of abuse is extremely common. Many people have seen me reading it and made comments about their own experiences. It's just a shame that it took me so long to recognize mine, and in fact I wouldn't have had it not been for a friend saying "HEY! That sounds like verbal abuse! I heard of this book that I think you should read." I believe that this book is an invaluable resource for everyone and I took many notes that I will be keeping on file on my computer to review from time to time to keep my mind on the right track. I want to keep improving my life and myself, and avoiding those who seek power over me. This book is just one of the things that has helped me start working towards that goal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eileen | 2/13/2014

    " I read this book for my volunteer in-service at the women's shelter. I think anyone would benefit from reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kim | 2/12/2014

    " Important book for everyone to read ... This needs to be talked about more openly & frequently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/8/2014

    " One of the best books on this subject that I have read. Enlightening and easy to read. "

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