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Product Details

  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482704897
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482704891
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lisa Kroulik is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about indirect forms of abuse and self-employment issues. She has written three books to date, all of which are available on Amazon. The author lives in the Midwest with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two spoiled cats. You can also find her work online at Hub Pages, Yahoo Contributor Network, and Bubblews.

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Thank you for visiting my author page. I am the author of three self-published books. The first, "Emotional Assault: Recognizing the Abusive Partner's Bag of Tricks", is about various types of emotional abuse that I experienced in my first marriage. I am not a psychologist and I don't offer any advice in my book. I simply share my own experiences in learning to identify emotional abuse. I released the paperback version on May 29, 2013 and the Kindle version on June 22, 2013. The book is doing great and I am happy to help other women who are struggling in their relationship with an emotionally abusive man.


I released my second book on January 31, 2014. It is called "Money Making Mamas: How to Stay Home & Earn a Decent Income Working Online." This book is a collection of tried-and-true resources for earning money online, the majority of which I have done myself. I include information on various forms of online writing, affiliate marketing, selling merchandise online and more. I have made my living entirely online since 2011 and have dabbled at it since 2001. You won't get rich following any of my suggestions, but you can find the flexibility and steady income that you need.

Book #3 is entitled "Out of the Fog: Post-Divorce Coping Strategies When Your Children's Father Has a Personality Disorder". I released it on Kindle on February 26, 2014. This book picks up where "Emotional Assault" left off. I make the assumption that you left your abusive partner but still need support dealing with him because you have children together. My narcissistic ex-husband provides much of the teaching material in this book as well. I discuss things like him replacing you right away with a new woman, child support problems, and how to teach your kids to deal with his manipulation. I also provide a background on Cluster A, B & C personality disorders.

I appreciate your support and welcome your feedback on any of my books.

Customer Reviews

When you read this book, you will find you are not alone.
FLGAgirl
If you are struggling in a relationship that you think is abusive or you have been in one this is the book for you.
Danyale Nees
This book recognizes the tactics that abusers use on their victims.
Justbeme

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Clare Chu on August 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
For years, the author didn't understand why she was on pins and needles, trying desperately to please her husband. She was taught to submit to him, to put him first, to do all of the things a wife should do. Instead, her husband made her jump through higher and higher hoops and played a barrage of emotional tricks on her to keep her in her place.

I found this book very eyeopening because once you recognize the tricks, you can objectively deal with it without getting your emotions embroiled. Yes, it may be difficult, but the end result is you realize that you can never get the approval of a narcissistic personality. NEVER.

The bag of tricks points to an insecure person who only cares about himself or herself and his/her image. Everything he/she does is designed to protect his/her own ego and truly, you are only there to the effect that you enhance his/her image and ego.

What's even worse is this narcissistic person appears on the surface to be "such a nice guy" or "what a wonderful gal" to outsiders. They are oftentimes charming, sociable, reasonable and jolly with outsiders, behaving like attentive spouses and charming partners in front of others.

The effect of this is to isolate you, the victim, even further. Not only are you to blame for everything that goes wrong in the narcissistic person's life, you are also to blame for asserting your own needs and for the relationship failing.

Perhaps the most lasting insight of all is that the narcissistic person is NOT in love with YOU. He/she is only in love with his/her CONTROL of YOU.

There are basically two things you can do. a) accept the limitations of this personality and call him/her out every time the trick is played on you. If the person has even a smidgen of conscience (i.e.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By LotOfCoupons Dot Com on May 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
I met Lisa Kroulik online through content writing and over the years I've read many of her articles, blogs and just recently read her book. Because I follow her and read her work almost religiously, I knew I wanted to set time aside to read her book the "Emotional Assault".

I've never been in an abusive marriage but I walked away from family abuse many years ago at the age of twenty-six. There were a handful of abusive tactics described in the book that were used on me for years. It's hard to walk away but there does come a time when walking away is the only option to living a much happier, balanced and fulfilling life.

Because of my background with emotional abuse, the book attracted my interest even though I've been out a long time. I actually enjoy reading stories how people get out of dysfunctional relationships and how they changed their world around for the better.

If you are living "Emotional Assault" and don't know who to turn to or how to go about putting the plans in to action to move forward, read this book. This book will enlighten, give guidance, build up courage and it's because it is written by a person who has been there and lived it. Stop feeling alone because you are not alone.

I give this book Five Stars.

Michelle Cesare
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patricia C. Allen on November 28, 2013
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Seems I have a small arsenal of books on the subject of marriage, Narcissist, & Abuse. Most of my collection consists of books to save my marriage, once I learned what a Narcissist was I realized maybe it wasn't all me. I couldn't bare to use the word abuse because I felt like saying abuse to describe him made me a liar. He didn't hit me, I should somehow feel luck. I just needed to stay on my antidepressants and learn to control my emotions and appreciate him more. From religion to self help I was just falling deeper in despair while his actions more extreme! Until this book I questioned my every thought, was I over reacting, were his actions reactions to the way I was, the fact that he said I never smiled and nothing made me happy? This book restored my sense of self & sanity.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Educated Flea on July 7, 2013
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Reading this short book is like sitting down with the kindest friend in the world and not having to explain anything because she already understands. This was so healing for me.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Justbeme on August 10, 2013
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As a Psychologist I will encounter many who are engrossed in or recovering from all types of abuse. This book recognizes the tactics that abusers use on their victims. Lisa's personal experience and ability to step beyond the abuse enables readers to recognize their own circumstances and brings hope to those who are in the midst of an abusive relationship. For those who are in the process of recovering, Lisa's experience and easy writing style brings hope of eminent victory over the guilt often carried by those who are victimized! I plan to purchase enough to keep on hand to give to others who desperately need to recognize these tactics used by their abuser and learn how to establish safe boundaries. Profound story of personal personal experience. Very well written....very well done!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kay on July 26, 2013
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I have read many books on emotional abuse. This is one person's story, yet was very easy to relate to it. Abusers have common characteristics, that's for sure. Part of me felt that at least someone 'gets it', and another part of me is very sad that I can relate to this story because I'm living it. I did appreciate her honesty. I would have liked to see more of how she managed the whole process of breaking free (more detail).
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