He loves me. He has a really sweet side. I am all he has. If only his boss wouldn't put him under so much stress. At least he doesn't hit me. He won't do it again. I can't do anything right.
In this compassionate book written for victims of domestic violence, Joanna V. Hunter helps women face, head on, the excuses they tell themselves that keep them in abusive relationships. Using expert advice complemented by her story and the stories of dozens of other women who have survived and turned away from domestic violence, Hunter teaches women to
identify the lies they've accepted
understand what healthy thinking sounds like
give themselves permission to stop taking the blame for their partners' behavior
identify power and control plays
stick up for their own needs and plan for their safety
'Healing from abuse means you've taken back your power . . . My hope is that this book will help you shed labels, transcend the past, and walk into a better life the one you've always hoped for.' Readers will develop the tools to operate not as victims, but as survivors, understanding the power that they hold to change their lives.
About the Author:
Joanna V. Hunter is a popular speaker, volunteer, and trainer on domestic violence who works with victims and those who serve them. She is the author of But He'll Change: End the Thinking That Keeps You in an Abusive Relationship. Her work is informed by her experience as a survivor of abuse.