ARE YOU A VICTIM OF SUBTLE ABUSE?
Are you always the one apologizing?
Constantly questioning and blaming yourself?
Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry?
Are you aware that something isn’t right about your relationship, but can’t put your finger on what it is?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all women—and men—in the United States experience psychological abuse without realizing it. Manipulation, deception, and disrespect are hard to detect because they leave no physical scars, but they can be just as traumatic. In this groundbreaking book, Avery Neal, psychotherapist and founder of the Women’s Therapy Clinic, helps you recognize the warning signs of what she terms “subtle abuse.” As you are able to accurately identify patterns that have never made sense before, you are better equipped to make changes to free yourself from ongoing aggression and control. As an expert in the field, Neal has guided countless individuals to regain their self-esteem, their joy, and their lives, in the wake of this type of unhealthy relationship. Here you’ll discover:
*Why subtle abuse is often hidden and overlooked
*How to recognize an abuser
*What personality traits make you more susceptible to mistreatment
*The reasons we stay in toxic relationships—why it’s so hard to leave when we’re being mistreated
*How to avoid another abusive relationship, believing the next one will be different
*Letting go of co-dependency
*Moving from victim to survivor—life after abuse
*Making room for yourself
You’ll also find invaluable real-life accounts illustrating the various faces of subtle abuse. From letting go of fear to setting boundaries, whether you’re gathering the courage to finally leave or learning how to guard against a chronically abusive pattern, If He’s So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? will help you enjoy a happy, healthy, fulfilling life, free of shame or blame.
Available for purchase April, 2018