After 2 broken marriages, number 3 took a turn for the worst. I needed information on how to deal with verbal abuse. I was recommended this book by a friend. What an eye opener. The information in this book is extensive and certainly gives one the confidence to not only cope, but recognize and act. I applied the techniques explained and the abuse has stopped for now...early days as yet, but I will not give up now I know what to do to create a harmonious marriage. He is responding well. Thank you Patricia Evans.
Reading this book gave me enormous help at a time when I really needed it. It validated my experience and made me realise I was not those things I was being told I was. It helped me make the healthiest choice for me and get out!
I give this 5/5 stars because every part of this book was relevant. I have had trouble with my mother, and although most relationship examples are between partners, I could still see her pattern of behavior spelled out and how I can respond without losing my 'cool' so-to-speak. This book also addressed emotions and thoughts I was having and had no idea about their source. I think most importantly this book highlighted the verbal abuse I was using - because of my verbal abusive upbringing I thought some language was normal and I was using it in my own relationships - but I now know just how inappropriate my language was/is and this book has helped me identify it and begin to overcome it. I have brought other books by this author.