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The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
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Dec 14, 11

Read in December, 2011

I liked it.

This book can probably be a great help for the more traumatic verbally abusive relationships. Even regular old relationships could use it as a warning. Worth a run-through if you're interested in deepening your partnership.

I did have a few qualms though: (even though the author was upfront about it) the constant use of the husband/man as the abuser kind of wore me down by the end of the book. Also, her build-up and research is good, but her prescription is horrid... telling ANYONE who's heated to "STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!!!" or anything along those lines is not going to be pretty... especially in the extreme cases.

Read it for the awareness. Be cautious about the handling advice.
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