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Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship

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When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, gaslighting, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, thi ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by The Guilford Press (first published March 9th 2015)
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Elizabeth Lukas
I think this was a great read whether you are going through a harmful relationship or know someone who is.

This book helped me to understand that a lot of things are not just in my mind, I am not going crazy. This is all real and I am not alone.
Janice
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We all know about physical abuse - actual physical harm caused to a victim by a perpetrator, but how many know about the other forms of abuse that don't show up physically. These are the forms/types of "coercive control" that we help so many with each and every day. There are a lot of ways that perpetrators of violence harm their victims. They literally make their lives living hell and knowingly, in ways that are hard to explain and prove in the court of law or even to friends and family. This b ...more
Tracy Fry
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was well written and insightful. It will resonate very strongly with people who have been in relationships with NPD and/or BPD too.
Alesia
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
such a great book. So much great information in here! I had so many come to Jesus moments while reading this book, like omg yes this is the nightmare that my life has been the last few years. The author does a great job of really specifying the stages of the cycle of abuse. The author does a great job of not using jargon and Really making every stage and situation applicable to everyones situation.
Libia
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great, informative book. All therapists, health care providers and all humans should read it.
Perhaps a good wedding gift and gift even for teens starting to date.
While you think I am exaggerating, the number of abusive relationships has increased in teens, and all age groups. This book has something for everyone, including those who witness a friend or relative be in an "abusive" relationship.
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