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When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse Paperback – March 1, 2005
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My desperate cry was, When is it going to end? Will I die or get a terminal illness from stress before he leaves me alone? How do I get my babies back? And why aren't there laws against this and legal recourse for us moms?
This book explained that he would never quit trying to redeem himself for his abusive actions (both physical and emotional) by casting blame and doubt on me. He would try to ruin my reputation, ruin my health - do ANYthing to ultimately "WIN".
These guys don't care about "fair", they don't care about "truth", they don't care about anyone in the world but themselves, Bancroft makes us to understand. And, he informed me, they WILL try to turn your children - the ones YOU raised, loved and gave up your whole youth for - against you.
But, he says, don't worry because they will see him for what he is in time.
He spares no words describing these hard-core domestic criminals. He is appalled by their lack of morals and conscience and his heart is with the mother who must struggle against an appalling lack of laws to protect families from abusive men.
This is a must-read for any woman with children still in or finally out of an abusive marriage. He covers the prejudice in the laws, the judges, the lawyers and how the whole male-worshipping world has made the life of female and child victims of abuse difficult.Read more ›
I was reading this book recently and my 8yo son glanced at a couple of paragraphs over my shoulder and said, "This is about my dad, isn't it?" The style is direct enough for him to recognize what it was for, and it turned out to be incredibly helpful for both of us to recover from years of verbal abuse and manipulation. I heartily recommend reading this book as a companion volume to Why Does He Do That, also by Lundy Bancroft. They make for extremely illuminating and cathartic reading, and serve as wonderful and necessary reminders that the victims are just that -- the abusers make the conscious choices that shape the relationship in a negative way.
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Very helpful. A must read for survivors, supporters, counselors, county agencies, domestic violence agencies, CPS, etc.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Highly recommend this to all mothers with abusive men in their lives. The damage from emotional and verbal abuse is devastating, but this book will give you hope and show you ways... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book for those who are dealing with Domestic Violence! Everyone with children need to read this.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thank you Mr. Bancroft for writing this book. This is incredibly helpful. I have now quoted it many times, too. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J B Cole
Painfully true. I underlined parts of book that applied to my situation and over half book underlined with notes everywhere. A must have if in DV relationship. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
great tool when you have this problem with a loved one. Makes it more understandable and great tools for assistancePublished 10 months ago by fook
Not just for mom. This book is great for family members and adult friends in the dynamics of day to day. Gets clogged at times with stories of others. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer