"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control."
"He can be sweet and gentle."
"He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children-he's a great father."
"He's had a really hard life..."
Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:
? The early warning signs
? Nine abusive personality types
? How to tell if an abuser can change, is changing, or ever will
? The role of drugs and alcohol
? What can be fixed, and what can't
? How to leave a relationship safely