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4.0 out of 5 stars helpful to me but warning bells about sharing with partner, 15 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing (General Self-Help) (Paperback)
this book was eye opening and helpful to me. I felt like someone understood my strange relationship dynamics at last. I'm not going mad and the problems are not all in my imagination.

However, the author suggests the book is for the abused and the abuser to work on together. I'm not sure this would always be a good idea. I can see how the main abuser in a relationship could use it as another 'weapon' of abuse. They could use the lists of symptoms and behaviours to claim the 'victim' has done the abusing and the abuser is the abused one!

If you buy this, I would say be cautious about sharing with an emotional abuser, espcially if they are manipulative as well. But otherwise I found it helpful as it explained a lot and gives steps to recovery and getting stronger emotionally. It helps if you feel there is something you can DO to help yourself.

If your partner is manipulative, read this alongside "In Sheep's Clothing" by Dr George Simon and get a slightly different take on the situation. They both understand the dynamics of abusive relationships but have a different approach to dealing with them. That will give you insight and options to think about.
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