A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest woman. Written by an expert in domestic violence and based on her highly successful recovery program for women with controlling partners, this book will give you the strength you need to finally stand up for yourself or leave the relationship, once and for all.If you have a controlling partner, you aren t alone. Millions of women suffer physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a husband or boyfriend during some point in their lives, and research shows that psychological abuse a bigger contributor to inducing fear affects women s overall well-being as much as physical abuse, and it can be a precursor to violence. To make matters worse, having a controlling partner often results in anxiety, depression, trauma, and low self-esteem. So, where can you turn for help?Based on over a decade of clinical and domestic violence research, You re Not Crazy He s Controlling! will help you identify the psychological constraints that can be predictive of domestic violence, recognize the harmful effects of abuse on your mental and physical health, and gain the power to break free. Using the author s three-stage recovery model, you ll be empowered to move out of denial, deconstruct what holds you hostage, and take back your life.Psychological and physical abuse can be devastating, and having a controlling partner can make you feel as if you re the one responsible. But you re not crazy, and it is not your fault! With this important, one-of-a-kind guide, you ll finally find the clarity of mind, courage, and strength to put an end to the abuse that damages your mental and physical health, and move toward a happier, safer life
Carol Lambert, MSW, is a psychotherapist and domestic violence expert with three decades of experience helping individuals, couples, and women. Since 1993, she has cofounded and facilitated recovery groups for women with controlling partners. At McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, she provides domestic violence consultation. She's currently in private clinical practice in Belmont and Concord, MA.