After years of being emotionally abused by my (now ex) wife I was left without any self esteem and wondering what had happened to me. I was suffering from anxiety and depression. This book, and others like it, have shown me exactly who this person really was, and how I allowed her to gradually control me. The truth is that it's not only men who commit the crimes of emotional abuse, some women are very skillful in this area. This book shines a light on abusers methods and enables the abused to see clearly how they are being manipulated. A good, concise read, well written and has all the bases covered.