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Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women

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Almost ten years after its original publication, this groundbreaking and practical guide remains a wise, informed, and vital resource for those who want to assist a friend or loved one in her struggle to escape an abusive relationship. Susan Brewster, a longtime psychotherapist whose practice includes working with abused women and their families, recognizes that friends an ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 2nd 2006 by Seal Press (first published December 12th 2005)
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Jessica Zu
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a very practical book for those who want to help out family or friends suffering abusive relationships. It is not easy to help them. First of all, it's not easy to survive in an abusive relationship. Often victims need to deploy all kinds of mental strategies to avoid the pain of reality. It's hard for victims to trust anyone. Hence, helping them get free is no simple task. Many times, it seems like mission impossible. With the help of this book, it at least prepares you for this mission ...more
Karen
Great resource, very to the point.
Valerie
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this. Thanks to the woman that recommended this to me on twitter. I waited too long to read.
Emily
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book only a few days ago, so I can't say in the long term how effective it is, but I will say this:

Partway through the book, Brewster speaks about following up on hints or cues that women drop to see if you'll respond helpfully to their revelation that they're living with an abuser; she also says that sharing (appropriate) problems of your own helps others see that you're safe to share with - your life isn't perfect, either!

After reading that part of the book, I had a conversatio
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Rebecca
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A must read for everyone. If we want to end abuse, we all have to understand a realistic picture of what people who are experiencing abuse are going through. This book provides that insight. Go get this book!
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