The Verbally Abusive Relationship (2nd edition)
Adams Media Corporation, 1996
Beginning with a valuable self-reflective questionnaire, Patricia Evans helps individuals recognize if they are in a verbally abusive relationship and, if so, what they can do to end the abuse.
The author reference introduces readers to the many different types of verbal abuse, from anger, criticism, the cold-shoulder, control of social networks, undermining, minimizing and others. It also helps to explain how relationship based on this type of power and control can develop.
This book is an excellent read for not only those who need validation that, yes, they are not crazy, as well as those who are ready to take responsibility for their behavior through an honest self-examination of their own behaviors and motives.
Please note: counseling is strongly recommended when abuse exists within a relationship.
~ Stephen Douglas, 2004