Author(s): Dina L. McMillan
Effective and powerful, this chilling exposure of the psychology behind emotionally abusive relationships proves to be an invaluable resource for women in the dating pool or those questioning their current partnership. Identifying the traits, traps, and manipulations that abusers employ, this authoritative guide aids readers in recognizing red flags early on, allowing them to get out early and avoid further ensnarement. Utilizing a dynamic new approach, the point-of-view splits providing a complete view of the situation--with the right-hand pages offering advice and tips to allow women to recognize destructive patterns, while the left-hand pages use the alarming voice of an abuser giving advice to other men on how to take control of a woman through lies, finance, accusations, choosing her friends, and more. Counselors, police officers, legal professionals, and concerned loved ones will also benefit from this crucial information.
All abusive men do the same things - word for word and act for act - to manipulate the women who love him Explains the tricks emotionally abusive men use to entrap women Shows how to safely escape a damaging relationship Well-tested advice for women of all ages Highly credentialed and experienced author Will also be invaluable for counsellors, police officers, legal professionals or anyone who works with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence Antidote to the nasty international bestseller The Game: Penetrating the secret society of pickup artists by Neil Strauss (2005)
Dina L. McMillan has a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University and has counselled many female victims and male perpetrators of domestic violence. She provides training for human service professionals, advises government on domestic violence policy, and assists agencies in developing domestic violence support programs. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Sydney.