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Is this the way love is supposed to feel?
• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave? • Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy? • Is he extremely jealous and possessive? • Does he switch from charm to anger without warning? • Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments? • Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or sex to punish you? • Does he blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship? • Do you find yourself “walking on eggs” and apologizing all the time?
If the questions here reveal a familiar pattern, you may be in love with a misogynist — a man who loves you, yet causes you tremendous pain because he acts as if he hates you.
In this superb self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in these negative relationships to help you understand your man’s destructive pattern and the part you play in it.
She shows how to break the pattern, heal the hurt, regain your self-respect, and either rebuild your relationship or find the courage to love a truly loving man.
Reading this will open your eyes and raise your understanding of relationships of all types. Unfortunately, it's a poor title because the author explains much about all of the relationships humans get involved in.
The examples provide understanding of things we have usually too long overlooked. Things that we accept as something there is nothing to be done about, yet there is, we can say, "No, I will be treated with respect," and walk away from even the simplest of abusive situations.
This book has the ability to change your life, so be prepared to take off the rose coloured glasses that the need to hold onto a relationship often has one wearing.
Dancing In The Shadows
Verbal abuse is not ok!
Every woman who is in a verbally/ emotionally abusive relationship should read this book.
Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
"Very important and much needed ... This how-to book could be a lifesaver."-- Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby" "A must read for any woman who has ever been in a destructive relationship."-- Sonya Friedman, Ph.D., author of On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself "Required reading for women who are in relationships with angry, intimidating, and controlling men."-- Howard Halpern, Ph.D., author of How to Break Your Addiction to a Person Bantam Books by Susan Forward: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don't Know Why Obsessive Love: When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life Very important and much needed ... This how-to book could be a lifesaver. Abigail Van Buren, Dear Abby A must read for any woman who has ever been in a destructive relationship. Sonya Friedman, Ph.D., author of On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself Required reading for women who are in relationships with angry, intimidating, and controlling men. Howard Halpern, Ph.D., author of How to Break Your Addiction to a Person Bantam Books by Susan Forward: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts and You Don t Know Why Obsessive Love: When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life"
A Personal Introduction
Men Who Hate Women
The Most Romantic Man in the World
The End of the Honeymoon
How He Gains Control--Weapons
Where He Gains Control--Arenas
What Keeps Women Hooked?
How Men Learn to Hate Women
How Women Learn to Love Women-Haters
Madness for Two
The Women Who Love Them
How are You Feeling?
Preparing for Change
Healing the Past
Taking Charge of Your Anger
Setting Limits With Your Partner
Getting Professional Help
Knowing When to Leave
Finding Yourself Again
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ISBN: 9780553381412 ISBN-10: 0553381415 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 291 Published: 2nd January 2002 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1