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Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life

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Since its original publication in 1982, Getting Free has changed the lives of tens of thousands of women. Written in an accessible style, packed with practical information and answers, special exercises designed to help a woman recognize abuse, and several success stories, Getting Free remains an important resource today—and this updated edition makes it an all the more re ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 14th 2004 by Seal Press (first published 1982)
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Annie
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: work, feminism
Very much targeted at middle-class white women. It was written a long time ago, so I get it. The exercises are really good, though.

I adapted a lot of the exercises in this book to better serve my clients, most of whom are NOT middle-class white women. Hopefully, it will be a bit more accessible for them.
Jessica
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was imperative to me to get out of an abusive marriage. I could see fear and lack of confidence was holding me back. I could forward this book to anyone else who would like it or could use it.
Andd Becker
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Readers struggling with physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or emotional abuse will get help from this book. The author advises the reader to answer numerous questions. Making lists is essential in the healing process.
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Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's tragic that this book is necessary, but the advice here is practical.
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