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Manipulated Into Fear: There Is Always A Pattern

4.4 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1477298848
ISBN-10: 1477298843
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One of the more hidden forms of abuse comes when a romantic partner, parent, or boss creates a hostile environment by preying on a person's fears or self-doubt. This type of emotional abuse can be devastating and have long-lasting effects. Because it may lack the physical component of violence, a victim can suffer for years before recognizing the abuse.
In sharing her story, Dawnay aims to help prevent other women from falling into a similar pattern of abuse. That impetus is clear in the no-nonsense, focused fury of her writing style. 

Elizabeth Millard
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From the Author

I never knew that I would become an author/biographer until one day, it dawned on me, that what had happened to Marvela must be prevented from happening to others lives. I thought about a plan, budgeted my money, planned how I was going to write her story, and then just sat down one day, and wrote it. While writing, I did a lot of research, and that is when I found that Marvela had been manipulated into fear, and abused, and that the abuser always had a pattern. Writing her story, I was an emotional roller coaster but I knew that by sharing my knowledge it would educate others, and possibly prevent them from entering into an abusive relationship or if they were in an abusive relationship, they would leave the abuser, and never go back.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (December 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477298843
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477298848
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,836,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written without pretense, the emotions of the author come through raw and real in this story of actual happenings. Marvela Dawnay reveals all from her personal lonliness and isolation to her risky sex life with her drug addicted and abusive husband. Ms Dawnay has a bigger heart than most of us and a capacity to forgive that leaves us asking why. This story is true example of learning the hard way. You cannot read this book without standing in awe of the heroines strength and ability to survive. Putting her own safety and security to the side Marvela plugs away through her life and rises in her career all while dealing with abuse, deciet, danger and the continuous betrayal of the man she loves. Learning from Marvella's lessons in Manipulated Into Fear will save others a lot of trouble and heart ache.
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A glimpse into the world of domestic violence, a world many women live in everyday and work hard in keeping secret. Anyone that has gone through it will relate and for those that don't understand it , or ask " Why do they stay?" may have a better understanding after reading this book. Being a small town MIssouri girl myself I took pride in her strength and success but wasn't surprised by it. You can't keep a Missouri girl down! I wish the author lots of success, I don't think we've heard the last from this amazing woman.
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This book shows the inside life of an abusive relationship. I myself have never been in an abusive relationship and have always thought that if I ever came across an abusive partner it would be so easy to leave and forget him forever. After reading this book, I've realized it is not that easy. This book follows her journey in and out of the same abusive relationship and shows that men in abusive relationships do not change. Very good read
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I could have written this book. Except for the writer was successful and I wasnt that smart. Reading the book I was hopinv she wouldn't take him back. The 3rd time I thought "What an idiot!" Then I thought about my own life. Yes, it took me that many times to get smart. Book was very well written, moved fast and was very good. Now on to the next one.
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I thought I would buy this for a friend who is in a poor relationship. I thought there would be some sort of advice as to how to exit a relationship like this... But there wasn't. It's sorta like reading someone's diary. I finished it, but it did trigger crazy flash backs of my abusive relationship ...
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Abuse of any kind is unacceptable. The author leaves no doubt the man she loved manipulated her emotionally for years. Every woman should read this to know the warning signs. Her book inspires women in this type of relationship to get out and is a testimony of determination and self-preservation.
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By Marsha on December 22, 2013
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I read this book in 2 days and that was very fast for me considering I have a toddler. It really shows you the inside of an abusive realationship and thought process on why a women would go back to a horrible man. I will get the sequal for sure, I want to see where she is now and that dirtbag!! I feel this book is good to show other women that men do not change in these situations, I commend her for sharing her story and being so open and honest.
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I've known Marvela in an earlier incarnation and I am pleased w/ her journey into authorhood. I was captivated by MANinpulated... particularly because as a male it gave me an insight into the trap of repeated partner abuse. This book will disabuse the reader of the idea -- "Why doesn't she just leave?..." It isn't that simple and Marvela forces us to realize the issues complexities. I was particularly amazed at the author's unabashed honesty in describing the violence and the sexual aspect of it. Actually, this is quite heroic.
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