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Is this the way love is supposed to feel?

• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?
• Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?
• Is he extremely jealous and possessive?
• Does he switch from charm to anger without warning?
• Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments?
• Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or sex to punish you?
• Does he blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship?
• Do you find yourself “walking on eggs” and apologizing all the time?

If the questions here reveal a familiar pattern, you may be in love with a misogynist — a man who loves you, yet causes you tremendous pain because he acts as if he hates you.

In this superb self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in these negative relationships to help you understand your man’s destructive pattern and the part you play in it.

She shows how to break the pattern, heal the hurt, regain your self-respect, and either rebuild your relationship or find the courage to love a truly loving man.

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“Very important and much needed ... This how-to book could be a lifesaver.”
— Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby”

“A must read for any woman who has ever been in a destructive relationship.”
— Sonya Friedman, Ph.D., author of On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself

“Required reading for women who are in relationships with angry, intimidating, and controlling men.”
— Howard Halpern, Ph.D., author of How to Break Your Addiction to a Person


Bantam Books by Susan Forward:

Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them:
When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why

Obsessive Love:
When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go

Toxic Parents:
Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

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Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?
Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?
Is he extremely jealous and possessive?
Does he switch from charm to anger without warning?
Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments?
Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or sex to punish you?
Does he blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship?
Do you find yourself "walking on eggshells" and apologizing all the time?
If the questions here reveal a familiar pattern, you may be in love with a misogynist -- a man who loves you, yet causes you tremendous pain because he acts as if he hates you.
In this superb self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the voices of men ad women trapped in these relationships to help you understand you man''s destructive pattern, the part you play in it, how to break the pattern, heal the hurt, regain your self-respect, and either rebuild your relationship or find the courage to love a truly loving man.

About the Author

Susan Forward, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer, and author of the number one New York Times bestsellers Toxic Parents and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, as well as Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation, Money Demons, Emotional Blackmail, When Your Lover Is a Liar, and Toxic In-Laws.

In addition to her private practice, for five years she hosted a daily ABC talk-radio program. She has also served widely as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many southern California medical and psychiatric facilities, and she formed the first private sexual abuse treatment center in California. She lives in Los Angeles and has two grown children.

Dr. Forward maintains offices in Sherman Oaks, California. For further information, call (818) 986-1161.


Joan Torres is an award-winning freelance writer with extensive movie and television credits.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Chapter 1
The Most Romantic Man in the World

It’s the Rodgers and Hammerstein way to fall in love. You see him across a crowded room, your eyes meet, and that certain thrill surges through you. Your palms grow damp when he stands near you; your heart beats faster; everything in your body seems to be more alive. This is the dream of happiness, sexual fulfillment, and completion. This man will appreciate and be responsive to you. Just being near him is exciting and wonderful. When it happens it’s overpowering. We’ve come to call it romantic love.

Rosalind was 45 when she met Jim. She is a striking woman, tall, with auburn hair and a trim figure, which she works hard to keep in shape. She has a distinctive style of dressing that shows off her height and her artistic flair. She owns an antique shop and is a successful dealer, collector, and appraiser of advertising art, which is her specialty. Rosalind was married twice before and has a grown son. She was excited about meeting Jim because she’d heard so much about him from her friends. They took her to hear him play with a local jazz group. Afterward, when the four of them went out for a drink, Rosalind felt very drawn to Jim, who was tall, dark, and extremely good-looking.

Jim and I were very attracted to each other. We talked about kids and music. He told me he’d been married before and that his two kids lived with him. I was impressed with that. He was interested in hearing about my antique shop because he was doing some furniture refinishing and was interested in the market in general. He asked me if he could see me again the next night. When the check came, I could see he didn’t have much money, so I volunteered to make us dinner at my place for our next date. He took my hand and squeezed it and just caught my eyes with his for a moment. I could tell he was grateful that I’d understood his position.

The next day I thought about him constantly, and when he came over that night it was wonderful. After dinner I put on the music to
A Star Is Born, being the romantic nut that I am, and so there we were, dancing to this music in my living room; he’s holding me so close and the world is just spinning around me. Here’s this man who really likes me, who’s strong, who’s willing to work on a relationship. All this stuff is flashing through my mind while I’m floating away with him, feeling so terrific. It was the most romantic thing that ever happened to me.

Jim was 36 when he met Rosalind. He was as carried away as she was by their romance; she was the woman he’d been looking for all his life. As he later told me:

She was beautiful and had a figure that wouldn’t quit. She had her own business and was making a go of it by herself. She’d raised her son and seemed to have done a good job of that. I’d never met anyone like her. She was outgoing and bubbly and enthusiastic about everything I was doing with my life, even about my kids. She was perfect. I started calling all my friends to tell them about her. I even called my mother. I tell you, I never felt like that before. I never thought about anyone so much or dreamed about them all the time like I dreamed about her. I mean, this was really different.

After their third date, Rosalind started writing her name with his last name to see how it looked. She canceled social engagements for fear of missing his calls; and Jim didn’t disappoint her. Instead of behaving like a “typical man,” he became as involved with her as she was with him. He always phoned when he said he would — no more waiting for weeks for a man to call — and he never put his work ahead of his need to see her. Together, they were on an exciting emotional roller-coaster.

My client Laura’s whirlwind courtship started out literally “across a crowded room.” At the time, she was a successful account executive for a major cosmetics firm, a very pretty woman with light brown hair, dark almond-shaped eyes, and a slender figure. She was 34 when she and Bob first met. She was out one evening with a woman friend at a restaurant:

I had gone to make a phone call and when I returned to our table there was this very handsome man sitting there talking to my friend. He had noticed me and was waiting for my return. There was electricity between us from that first moment. I don’t think I was ever so attracted to anyone before in my life. He had those flashing eyes that I just can’t resist. I was so turned on by him that I couldn’t wait to go to bed with him.

We got together the next night for our first date. He took me to a lovely little restaurant on the ocean, and he took care of ordering. He’s one of those men who knows all about wines and foods and I just love that in a man. He seemed interested in everything about me — what I did, how I felt about things, what I liked. I talked and talked and he just sat there, gazing at me with those electric eyes, absorbing everything I said. After dinner we went back to my place and listened to music together, and then I seduced him. He was too much of a gentleman. I loved that about him. Of course, it was terrific with him sexually, and that was it. I felt closer to him than I ever had to any man before in my life.

Bob was 40, working as a sales representative for a clothing manufacturer. He told Laura he had been divorced the year before. Within the first month of their relationship, he and Laura moved in together and he began to talk about getting married. When he introduced her to his two young children, they all hit it off immediately. Bob’s obvious devotion to his children made Laura feel even closer to him.

Jackie and Mark’s romance started out as a blind date. It became a serious involvement that very first night. As Jackie described it to me:

I opened my door and saw this incredibly handsome man standing there. He just smiled at me. The first words out of his mouth were, “Can I use your phone?” I blinked and said yes, and he walked over to the phone and called the guy who had introduced us and said, “John, you were right. She’s everything you said she was.” That was only the beginning of the evening!

Jackie was a petite, vicacious 30-year-old when she and Mark met. She was working as a teacher in an elementary school, supporting her two children from a previous marriage, while trying to get her doctorate. Mark was 38 and had recently run for public office. Jackie remembered seeing his picture on billboards around town. She was very impressed with him and extremely flattered by his attentions to her.

We were having dinner with John, who had introduced us, and his wife. She turned to me and said, “I know you two have just met but I’ve never seen two people look so right together.” Then she took my hand and said, “You are going to marry this man.” Mark nodded and said to me, “Pay attention to what she’s saying. She’s a very smart girl.” Then he whispered to me, “You’ve got a problem and his name is Mark.” I laughed and replied “Why, are you going to be around for a while?” “I certainly am,” he said. Then, when he took me home that night, we were sitting in the car in front of my house and he kissed me and said, “I know this sounds crazy, but I’m in love with you.” Now that’s romantic.

The next morning, when he called me, I told him that I wouldn’t hold him to anything he’d said the night before. His response was, “I’ll repeat every word of it right now.”


Jackie felt like she was on a magic carpet from that evening on. Mark’s falling in love with her so quickly completely swept her off her feet.

We All Love Romance

Romance makes you feel wonderful. Your emotions and your sexual feelings are at fever pitch, and in the beginning the intensity can be truly overwhelming. The relationship can affect you like a euphoric drug; being on “cloud nine” is the way many people describe it. The body, in fact, is producing a tremendous number of chemicals that contribute to the “wonderful glow” people talk about.

The fantasy, of course, is that we’re going to feel like that forever. We’ve been told all our lives that romantic love has magical powers to make us whole and happy as women. Literature, TV, and movies help to reinforce this belief. The paradox is that even the most destructive misogynistic relationship starts out filled with just this kind of excitement and expectation.

Yet despite the good feelings experienced in the beginning, by the time Rosalind came in to see me she was a nervous wreck, and her previously thriving antiques business was on the verge of bankruptcy; Laura, the former account executive, became so demoralized that she was sure she was incapable of ever holding another job; and Jackie — who had successfully juggled teaching, graduate school, and raising two young children — found herself breaking down and sobbing over minor incidents. What had happened to the beautiful, exciting romance that had marked the beginnings of these relationships? Why were the women so hurt and disillusioned?

Whirlwind Courtships

I believe that when a romance moves as swiftly as these did, there’s an underlying sense of danger in the air. The danger may actually add to the excitement and stimulation of the affair. When I ride my horse, a trot is very pleasant but not particularly interesting; the thrill lies in the gallop. Part of that thrill is the knowledge that something unexpected might happen — I might get thrown; I might get hurt. It’s the same sense of thrill and danger we all experienced as children when we rode the roller-coaster. It’s fast, it’s exciting, and it feels risky.

Once the element of sexual intimacy has been added, the speed and intensity of the emotions becomes even greater. You don’t go through the normal progression of discovery with your new lover because there has not been enough time. Your new partner has many qualities that are going to affect your life — qualities that cannot be seen immediately. It takes time for both partners to develop the openness, trust, and honesty that are needed for a solid relationship. A whirlwind courtship, thrilling as it may be, tends to provide only pseudo-intimacy, which is then mistaken for genuine closeness.

Romantic Blinders

In order to see who our new partner truly is, the relationship has to move more slowly. It takes time to see others realistically so that we can recognize and accept both their virtues and their shortcomings. In a whirlwind courtship the emotional currents are so swift and strong that they overwhelm both partners’ perceptions. Anything that interferes with the picture of the new love as “ideal” is ignored or blocked out. It’s as if both partners are wearing blinders. We become intensely focused on how the other person is making us feel rather than on who the other person really is. The logic goes: since he makes me feel wonderful, he must be wonderful.

Laura and Bob were swept up by the spellbinding chemistry they felt between them in their first meetings. This chemistry had very little to do with who each of them was as a person. The rapture that Laura described related not to Bob’s character but to his eyes, the way he moved, and how he ordered wine in the restaurant. Never did she say, “He was a decent, honest man.” Bob was fulfilling for her the role of the perfect romantic lover, and both of them were caught up in the seduction and infatuation of the moment.

The first indication Laura had that there might be trouble came soon after she and Bob had begun living together.

We were out together and he said, “I have something to tell you. I’m not divorced yet.” I nearly fell off my chair, because by that time we were making wedding plans! He said, “I felt divorced, so I really didn’t think it made that much difference.” I was so shocked I couldn’t talk. I just kept staring at him. Then he told me the divorce was in the works and he was taking care of it and I shouldn’t worry. I realized that he’d lied to me from the beginning — I mean, he’d given me dates and all that sort of thing — but it just didn’t seem that important then. Then, the important thing wasn’t that he had lied but that he actually was getting the divorce.

Bob’s deceptiveness should have been a warning to Laura that she needed to take a closer look at him, but she didn’t want to see. She wanted to believe that Bob was the man of her dreams.

Jackie also received an early warning. In the beginning of her relationship with Mark, he told her a great deal about himself and his attitudes toward women, but his information was cloaked in flattery, so Jackie had not been alerted by it.

He told me that all the other women he’d been involved with only wanted to know, “What can you give me?” But what he found so special about me was that I was interested in what I could give to him. He said it was as if I had been born, shaped, and existed only to take care of him. All the other women had been taking and taking, all gimme gimme gimme, there for the good times but running from the bad ones. I was different.

Jackie could have heard that Mark lumped all women together and categorized them as greedy, selfish, and untrustworthy. But she chose instead to see his statements as further proof that she was the special one who would make his life better.

A warning that there might be trouble ahead came early for Rosalind, too, but she failed to notice the signal for what it was.

That first date, when he came over to my apartment for dinner, we went to bed together. He had a lot of trouble in that department, staying hard. It was disappointing, but I told myself that a lot of men have trouble like that with someone new and it didn’t mean anything. Then the next morning we made love again and it was a little better, but still I could see that he had problems. I figured I could help him overcome this, and I told myself that sex wasn’t that important. What was so overpowering to me about Jim was how close I felt to him and how much he responded to me as a person.

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Forest Swallow
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Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2019
I grew up seeing this book on my mother’s shelf. I remember her reading it when I was little. For 20 years, she would berate and criticize our father for big and small things. Every weekend and holiday (their days off from work), she would lock the bedroom door and rage... See more
I grew up seeing this book on my mother’s shelf. I remember her reading it when I was little. For 20 years, she would berate and criticize our father for big and small things. Every weekend and holiday (their days off from work), she would lock the bedroom door and rage at him for hours. As little kids, we would listen on the other side of the door. I was still eavesdropping throughout my teens. She would criticize him behind his back and gather allies among us children, the neighbors, the church members, the extended family. He wasn’t perfect, a jock kind of personality who liked to watch sports, but he was a good enough man. He just wasn’t what she had dreamed of. She used this book and books like this to rationalize her criticisms and never reflect inward. The profiles in this book are so ambiguous that you could pigeon hole any man into the role of bad guy if it suited your purpose. “I read this book and it fits him to a T”, she often said. But she seemed unaware that she was the very thing she decried. Eventually she destroyed the marriage, and always spoke bitter of him. She never saw him for what he was.

As an adult with my own life experiences, I can see patterns of behavior through a mature paradigm and realize that a balanced approach to see both sides of the male and female side of things is needed. The problem with this book is not the behaviors that it warns about. We need to set appropriate boundaries in our relationships. We need healthy communication skills. The problem is that this book is so one-sided that it will make a person unable to really distinguish the their own role in problematic relationships. This book would be okay if it were gender neutral and we discussed how men and women both exhibit poor behaviors, and discussed how to gauge the level between appropriate patience versus time to cut losses and get out. But this psychologist seems to be unaware that men deal with the same issues. The myopic approach is a marketing gimmick because women statistically purchase books like this more than men, but it’s regrettable that an entire generation of misandrists have been encouraged by Dr Forwards short sighted approach.
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Read this if you ever wonder why abused people can''t "just leave"...
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021
I''ve spoken to a lot of people, both men and women, stuck in abusive relationships. If you''ve ever wondered how a man or woman in an abusive relationship can''t "just leave", this book explains why and how it happens. I''ve been in a long-term relationship with someone I... See more
I''ve spoken to a lot of people, both men and women, stuck in abusive relationships. If you''ve ever wondered how a man or woman in an abusive relationship can''t "just leave", this book explains why and how it happens. I''ve been in a long-term relationship with someone I suspected was a misogynist, but never confirmed until I read this. He wasn''t verbally or physically abusive, but he was very emotionally abusive and believed women owed him everything. And I''d never felt freer than when we finally broke up years later.

To anyone who thinks abuse is just physical, think again. Verbal and emotional abuse can inflict just as much damage, especially in the long-term.

I''m on a path to self-healing, and this book has helped me examine some of the relationships I''ve had in the past, and why I found it so hard to "just leave". Well-written with real-life examples, I found it to be a riveting read. A must-read if you suspect you''re in an abusive relationship, have been in the past, or know somebody who is and want to help or understand them.
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A MUST READ for all Women even for women who may have minimal doubt that there may be something wrong in their relationship
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2015
This book was a literal life saver and an eye opener. I was in a really dysfunctional relationship that I could not see my way out of until reading and using the incredibly helpful information it offers. Are you in a relationship where you feel like you are going insane and... See more
This book was a literal life saver and an eye opener. I was in a really dysfunctional relationship that I could not see my way out of until reading and using the incredibly helpful information it offers. Are you in a relationship where you feel like you are going insane and doubting your self or your perception of your reality? It helped me see what I couldn''t. It also will help women who for some reason are drawn to destructive relationship by pointing out a variety of different tactics that these type of men use to slowly, virtually undetectable ways they gain control. Not only does it stare your way out of an unhealthy relationship BUT IT CAN PREVENT women from entering into unhealthy or even dangerous relationships to begin with. I have bought several copies of these books over the past 20 years or so as gifts. One woman said it actually saved her life. I know it helped me see what others were telling me but because I was so condition over the years of mental manipulation I just couldn''t detect what was really going on. I think its a must have for all woman. Read a copy and perhaps give them to your daughters before they start to date. I totally recommend this book. The information inside will never become out dated!
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So good it hurts.
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2021
My mother made me read this book after my last breakup. I have to admit that I had to pause every now and then because this book is SPOT ON, not only did it talk about things and experiences I had been gone through, but it felt as if it was being said to me by a future... See more
My mother made me read this book after my last breakup.
I have to admit that I had to pause every now and then because this book is SPOT ON, not only did it talk about things and experiences I had been gone through, but it felt as if it was being said to me by a future (wiser) version of myself.

If you or anyone you know is in a relationship with a misogynist, you HAVE to read this book. HANDS DOWN.
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The most life changing book I have read in 5 years .... a must read for therapists and anyone in a difficult relationship.
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017
Amazing book. Eye opening for me. I didn''t want the stuff Dr Forward wrote about to apply to my life, but the more I read, the more accurate it was. It was like reading my diary, and it gave me great freedom - the freedom to emotionally break away. Any woman who has... See more
Amazing book. Eye opening for me. I didn''t want the stuff Dr Forward wrote about to apply to my life, but the more I read, the more accurate it was. It was like reading my diary, and it gave me great freedom - the freedom to emotionally break away. Any woman who has ever been in a relationship with an angry or abusive man needs to read this! Help yourself. As far as the company goes, Easy transaction, fast shipping, would buy from this seller again. Thanks.
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Heidi
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Every female should read this book
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
Such an eye-opener. This author is very insightful about those men you don''t want to know. I learned so much from this book. I read it back to back with the book "Why Does He Do That?" and together I felt like they formed a pretty clear picture of a guy I used to date... See more
Such an eye-opener. This author is very insightful about those men you don''t want to know. I learned so much from this book. I read it back to back with the book "Why Does He Do That?" and together I felt like they formed a pretty clear picture of a guy I used to date and what the horrible relationship did to me.
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Saved My Sanity!
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2015
I first read this book when I was 19, and in a bad marriage. Almost 30 years later, I still recommend it to women all the time. It is a classic and should be required reading, because even if you have never been in a relationship with a misogynist, we all know someone who... See more
I first read this book when I was 19, and in a bad marriage. Almost 30 years later, I still recommend it to women all the time. It is a classic and should be required reading, because even if you have never been in a relationship with a misogynist, we all know someone who struggles with these issues.
The first half of the book lays out the problem very clearly, and the second half is full of practical exercises that quickly transform the situation.
After reading this book, I left my first husband and stopped finding misogynistic men attractive. I credit this book with my ability to be in a happy marriage for 20 years.
The only thing I don''t like is the title...the book is a little dated, but everything in it is as relevant as ever.
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This book was the answer I was seeking.
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2015
This book, for the first time after reading so many articles and books on this subject, it clarified every confusion I had in my head, it answered all my questions, there were so many aha moments while reading it. It was as if I was with my own therapist. I related so... See more
This book, for the first time after reading so many articles and books on this subject, it clarified every confusion I had in my head, it answered all my questions, there were so many aha moments while reading it. It was as if I was with my own therapist. I related so much, in so many levels to the people in the stories the author mentions in the book. I am not exaggerating if I say this book was an epiphany for me.
I feel I am a different person. I know I am going back to read many excerpts of it over and over.
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TaraTiara
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A must read for anybody who suspects that they are in this type of relationship.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2016
I have read quite a few self help books prior to my impending divorce but this was by far the most apt to my situation. No psychological babble, just plain and simply explains the mechanics of a mysogynistic relationship, that I recognised all too well. It was like somebody...See more
I have read quite a few self help books prior to my impending divorce but this was by far the most apt to my situation. No psychological babble, just plain and simply explains the mechanics of a mysogynistic relationship, that I recognised all too well. It was like somebody had wrote a book about the dynamics of my marriage. This book helped me after leaving a relationship of this kind but it would equally be as valuable, if not more so, to somebody who was considering it. It validated a lot of the feelings I was confused about and helped me to realise that I have definately done the best for both myself and my children in a no win situation.
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Taking a new look at relationships that are bad for you
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2011
If there is a relationship in your life where you feel you have been walked all over and left feeling totally crushed then perhaps you should read this book. The language is confrontational and does not encourage male readers, and there is quite a lot of american hyperbole,...See more
If there is a relationship in your life where you feel you have been walked all over and left feeling totally crushed then perhaps you should read this book. The language is confrontational and does not encourage male readers, and there is quite a lot of american hyperbole, and the author is definitely in the ''leave them they''re not worth it'' camp but the general tenor of the book does give insight. My partner of 23 years left me and his children - one of whom is terminally ill - a year ago for a young female colleague. I have felt, and continue to feel crush and worthless and it was my therapist who lent me this book. I was shocked to see my partner walking through the text of most of the book, since I had never - even in my darkest days - thought of him like that. Reading the book has given me understanding of sorts even though it has not necessarily helped me to come to terms with what has and is continuing to happen.
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Good analysis
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2013
I haven''t got to the end of this book yet, but after reading ''Toxic Parents'' by the same writer, I have found her work very insightful, that is, going to great lengths to describe bahaviours using case examples and then seeks to explain those behaviours. However, the reason...See more
I haven''t got to the end of this book yet, but after reading ''Toxic Parents'' by the same writer, I have found her work very insightful, that is, going to great lengths to describe bahaviours using case examples and then seeks to explain those behaviours. However, the reason why I give this author five stars is that she is great at logical progression. She explains the possible reasons for the behaviour, but not about what THEY can do about it, but what YOU can do about your behaviour and ways of thinking, amd this is where the power of the books lie. Brilliant and highly recommended.
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Insightful
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Coming out of an abusive relationship thinking I was mad & it couldn''t have been as bad as I thought, this book validated my experience and offered much needed insight to help my recovery.
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Very helpful read
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Very interesting read! Had heard of misogynists before, but didn''t know what it meant. Now realise what I am up against.
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