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No Visible Wounds: Identifying Non-Physical Abuse of Women by Their Men Paperback – October 8, 1996
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* have sudden outbursts of anger or rage?
* become jealous without reason?
* prevent you from seeing friends and family?
* deny you access to family assets such as bank accounts, credit cards, or the car?
* control all finances and force you to account for what you spend?
* insult you or call you derogatory names?
* humiliate you in front of your children?
* turn minor incidents into major arguments?
If you or someone you know can answer "yes" to the questions above, chances are you are suffering from nonphysical battering--controlling, tyrannical behavior that is just as damaging to a woman's self-esteem as a broken bone or a black eye. An experienced counselor who works with abused women, Mary Susan Miller breaks the silence that surrounds this devastating form of domestic violence. She identifies the many types of nonphysical abuse verbal, emotional, psychological, social, and economic--and explores why this outrageous treatment of women continues unabated in our society.
Dr. Miller also shares the stories of many survivors who have escaped their abusive relationships. Their experiences--with law enforcement, the legal system, and the community itself--can help prepare any woman for the decision of whether to stay or leave the relationship. And if she decides to go, Dr. Miller offers sound guidelines on how to protect herself and her children, since a woman's decision to leave is usually the time she is in the most danger from her abuser.
Finally, Dr. Miller inspires hope: You can break free of the nightmare of nonphysical battering and heal, once again engaging in a life of integrity, dignity, and peace.
Top Customer Reviews
Please don't hesitate to buy it; the price is small compared to the knowledge you will gain. I read this book cover to cover, then read it one more time and passed it on to my daughter. I'm going to buy a copy for my Mom, and one for each of my sisters. I feel this information is of value to every woman, no matter what kind of relationship she is in.
Mary Susan Miller writes with incredible insight and sensitivity, and effectively identifies the complexities of nonphysical battering. If you are in an abusive relationship, get this book. If you have a friend in an abusive relationship, get it for her. If neither of the above apply, donate a copy to your local Domestic Violence Shelter. Every abused woman should have a copy.
abuse of "Gaslighting", psychological abuse that subtly debilitates and destroys a person's mind. The worst abuse is a man stealing his wife's personal items and telling his wife that "something is wrong" with their child,then asking the wife to question the and spank the child for stealing--- and then telling the child to "not upset Mommy because she is crazy and can't help it". This torture has been used to steal family money, to destroy a mother/child relationship and to ensure that the wife come under complete control of the husband. Read this book if you have been abused severely. It is of help to know that others exist.
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Helpful and insightful novel. It is helpful for those who have suffered abuse. It gives a good amount of helpful information.Published on July 19, 2014 by michelle ross
good book. Very well written. I believe this book will let people know the abuse happen to more people than just themselves.Published on March 23, 2014 by sandra buckbee
This was very well written and very easily to understand. Very knowledgeable this book is an excellent read brings more awareness.Published on January 10, 2014 by Susan
This is a great book to help women in abusive marriages come out of the denial, excuses and the victim position that have held us in our marriages. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Wendi S
This book describes the experience of being a woman who has been abused emotionally, as well as the experience of others not believing her because there are no visible wounds. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Haxie
This book describes the need for greater help for women (and perhaps men) who are stuck in an abusive relationship but don't realize they are abused if they are not actually... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by NM Marj
Just a great book and an easy read to help validate women who are suffering emotional abuse. Very detailed and thorough in describing what constitutes emotional abuse, gives many... Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by K9Mom