Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Abusive and Controlling Men
In this groundbreaking book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his unique perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand why abusers behave the way they do and what can be done about it. Bancroft teaches women how to survive and improve an abusive relationship; how to determine how dangerous an abuser is and when it is impossible to rectify a situation; and how to get out of a relationship safely.
Bancroft identifies nine types of abusive men, addressing different styles, from the physical batterer to the strictly verbal abuser. He dispels the pervasive societal myths surrounding abuse, exposing common excuses used by abusers, such as having experienced an abusive childhood or substance addiction. Bancroft answers commonly asked questions, such as what warning signs of abuse to look for early in a relationship; what is and isn't abusive behavior; how to know if a woman and her children are in danger; and how to tell when a man is really changing.
Why Does He Do That? gets to the heart of abusive men's thoughts and behaviors, making it a vital resource for victims of domestic violence, their families, and professionals. This empowering book gives women the tools they need to get back in control of their own lives.
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Review: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling MenUser Review - Mikki - Goodreads
This book is eye-opening. I can't read much of it at a time because it is so insightful and almost earth-shattering in the revelations. The best thing about this book? It reinforces that I'm not crazy ... Read full review
Review: Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling MenUser Review - Debra Zacharko - Goodreads
This book opened my eyes to the abuse I have been enduring for years. It let me see inside the controlling and manipulative mind of my spouse. Enduring motives and attitudes are explained in detail ... Read full review
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