From Library Journal
Forward is a therapist, author, and talk-show host whose specialty is abusive relationships. This book grew out of her realization that her own marriage as well as those of many of her clients followed a pattern. Many men need to control their relationships completely and consequently are mentally (if not physically) abusive. They denigrate their partners, resent them if they have any outside interests, and become furious for trivial reasons. Women with low self-esteem are drawn to these men because they can also be charming and devoted. Forward devotes the first half of the book to an analysis of the problem, the second half to breaking the pattern and getting outside help. No bibliography, but competent and interesting, and sure to be popular. Recommended for public libraries. Margaret B. Allen, M.L.S., West Lebanon,
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Very important and much needed...This how-to book could be a lifesaver." -- Abigail Van Buren, "Dear Abby"
"A must read
for any woman who has ever been in a destructive relationship." -- Sonya Friedman, Ph.D., author of Smart Cookies Don't CrumbleFrom the Paperback edition.