Books About Emotional Abuse

The Betrayal Bond:
Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships
Patrick J. Carnes, PhD

Excellent resource for victims to detach from someone who is dangerous to them.
Free Yourself from an Abusive Relationship:
Seven Steps to Taking Back Your Life
Andrea Lissette and Richard Kraus Ph.D

for men and women - practical and down to earth, good advice on both leaving and healing afterwards.
The Emotionally Abused Woman:
Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
Beverly Engel

A marriage, family, and child therapist guides you through a step-by-step recovery process to help you heal the damage done in the past.
The Verbally Abusive Relationship:
How to recognize it and how to respond
Patricia Evans

recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important, lead a happier, healthier life.
Controlling People:
How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You
Patricia Evans

Info not only on how to break free, but on why they do what they do.
The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse:
Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster and Regaining Control of Your Life
Albert Ellis, PhD

Good resource whether you chose to stay or to leave.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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