The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 229 page
  • ISBN: 9780307731180
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Offers advice for women in emotionally abusive marriages, including ingredients in a thriving marriage and patterns that destroy relationships.

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship


  • Release: 2007-08-15
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780736933520
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Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addresses the symptoms and the damage with biblical tools. Readers will understand how to: Reveal behaviors that are meant to control, punish, and hurt Confront and speak truth when the timing is right Determine when to keep trying, when to get out Get safe and stay safe Build an identity in Christ This practical and thorough resource will help countless individuals, families, and churches view abuse from God's perspective and understand how vital it is for victims to embrace His freedom from the physical, emotional, spiritual, and generational effects of emotionally destructive relationships.

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong

How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong


  • Release: 2011-11-23
  • Publisher: WaterBrook
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780307565105
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Experience the Blessings of an Imperfect Marriage. We all–at one time or another–have the opportunity to act right when our spouse acts wrong. There are no perfect marriages or perfect spouses. We know that having a good marriage requires effort and hard work. Yet we often don’t know how to continue to love when we are angry, hurt, scared, or just plain irritated. Nor are we sure what that kind of love is supposed to look like. Should we be patient? Forgive and forget? Do something else entirely? Acting right when your spouse acts wrong will not necessarily guarantee a more satisfying marital relationship, nor will it automatically make your spouse change his or her ways–although both could occur. It will, however, help you see how God is stretching you in the midst of your marital difficulties, teach you to respond wisely when wronged, and lead you into a deeper relationship with Christ as you yield your will to his plan for your life and learn to be more like him.

Divorcing and Healing from a Narcissist

Divorcing and Healing from a Narcissist


  • Release: 2020-11-06
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 140 page
  • ISBN: 1914103270
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A life changing book for anyone trapped in an unhealthy marriage or relationship. Divorce isn't such a tragedy. A tragedy is staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce. Does any of this sound familiar? - Do you try to calmly talk with them about basic things, only for it to end up in an argument? - Were they once incredibly charming and said all the right things, but now they are mean, apathetic, or passive aggressive? - Have you tried to change yourself or your feelings, because you know they refuse to change, merely because they don't think they have to? - Do you feel incredibly alone, like no one will understand, because to everyone else they are perfect? - Have you been cheated on yet somehow they make it your fault? - Or perhaps you have already broken up, yet you are constantly sucked back in by their begging, promises to change, or even threats? - Have you promised yourself that you will end the relationship, only to find yourself going back to them because you feel guilty, sorry for them, or afraid of being alone or good? You are in a relationship with a narcissist, and if you haven't figured it out already, they will never, ever change. It is difficult to get divorced or break up with a narcissist without someone who has been through the same experiences you have. Otherwise, you may make costly financial mistakes by hiring the wrong attorney or giving away your assets, all because you don't know any better. You can stay in the relationship and be unhappy, or you can choose to break free. But how do you actually break free? It is not easy, I know. Because I have been there. I was you. WHAT YOU NEED NOW: -Someone who has been through the same experiences you have and understands them from the inside. -Someone who has the knowledge, training, education and experience working on himself and others to lead you through the emotional sh*tstorm that breaking with a narcissist can create. I can't p

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship


  • Release: 2003-08-13
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780471454038
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"Engel doesn't just describe-she shows us the way out." -Susan Forward, author of Emotional Blackmail Praise for the emotionally abusive relationship "In this book, Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offers step-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse. . . helping both victims and abusers to identify the patterns of this painful and traumatic type of abuse. This book is a guide both for individuals and for couples stuck in the tragic patterns of emotional abuse." -Marti Loring, Ph.D., author of Emotional Abuse and coeditor of The Journal of Emotional Abuse "This groundbreaking book succeeds in helping people stop emotional abuse by focusing on both the abuser and the abused and showing each party what emotional abuse is, how it affects the relationship, and how to stop it. Its unique focus on the dynamic relationship makes it more likely that each person will grasp the tools for change and really use them." -Randi Kreger, author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and owner of BPDCentral.com The number of people who become involved with partners who abuse them emotionally and/or who are emotionally abusive themselves is phenomenal, and yet emotional abuse is the least understood form of abuse. In this breakthrough book, Beverly Engel, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, shows us what it is and what to do about it. Whether you suspect you are being emotionally abused, fear that you might be emotionally abusing your partner, or think that both you and your partner are emotionally abusing each other, this book is for you. The Emotionally Abusive Relationship will tell you how to identify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of your behavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps to heal, Engel provides prescriptive strategies that will allow you and your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst in each other and stop the abuse. By teaching those who are being emotionally abused how to help themselves and th

Lord  I Just Want to Be Happy

Lord I Just Want to Be Happy


  • Release: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780736936125
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Counselor and author Leslie Vernick has discovered that many people pray, “Lord, I just want to be happy!” With candor, Leslie reveals that readers don’t need new circumstances but a new perspective to discover true happiness. With biblical insight, Leslie guides readers to take simple steps as they... recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep them from experiencing happiness make good choices and learn from mistakes without beating themselves up develop the skills that enable them to let go of negative and painful emotions more quickly transform difficult circumstances so they can live with gratitude, joy, and purpose Application questions help readers work godly thinking, as well as healthy skills and habits, into their lives and hearts. They’ll discover that, even if nothing changes in their circumstances, their inner chains can be broken and they can go free...into a new path of real hope and happiness.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse


  • Release: 2013
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 233 page
  • ISBN: 1482077299
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This is a first hand journey with a man, husband, and father who spent 33-years locked in the prison of emotional abuse, as it destroyed his 24-year marriage and crippled the woman and children he loves, and experience an awakening that hurled him through a nightmarish journey to the most inner core of his soul. Discover what he learned during five years of recovery as he put his emotionally destructive lifestyle behind him, and later, discovered that the horrors of his 33-year abusive life stemmed from events that happened as a teenager, following the unexpected death of his father. If you have a dysfunctional relationship or marriage, discover: The motivations behind the abusive behavior ; Whether there is hope for the relationship or if it is time to get out ; Practical tips to heal should your spouse commit to get help ; Anyone trapped in a manipulative, controlling relationship full of anger, yelling, and arguments, yet who yearns to have a relationship and marriage full of love, emotional intimacy, and trust will gain insight and practical knowledge and guidance from this book.

Is It Me  Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage

Is It Me Making Sense of Your Confusing Marriage


  • Release: 2018
  • Publisher: Flying Free
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 330 page
  • ISBN: 1732894302
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One out of three married women sitting in an average conservative Christian church is in a confusing and painful marriage relationship. Those women believe they are alone. I want them to know they aren't. They believe they can't find peace. I want them to know they can. They believe they don't have choices. I want them to know they do.This book isn't for the parents who raised them. It's not for the pastors who condemn them. It's not for the friends who don't understand them. And it's not for the partner who dehumanizes them. This book is for the woman in the pew who somehow, by God's divine intervention, finds it in her hand and has to catch her breath because she suddenly feels like she's free falling.I wrote this book just for you. Let's dig in.

Angry Men and the Women who Love Them

Angry Men and the Women who Love Them


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 152 page
  • ISBN: 0834121522
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In an explosive book that explores the roots of abusive relationships, Paul Hegstrom shares his personal struggle with anger and how the wounds of his past shaped his future. For the man who batters, the woman who feels trapped, and the pastor, counselor, or friend who desperately wants to help them both, Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them offers straight, biblical answers for those who are willing to make tough decisions and overcome the cycle of violence.

The Emotionally Abused Woman

The Emotionally Abused Woman


  • Release: 2017-11-21
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780525511144
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“A sensible book, full of insight and hope,”* that offers support and guidance in freeing emotionally abused women from the cycle of abuse and establishing new healthy patterns of relating to others. *Booklist • Does your husband or lover constantly criticize you and put his needs before yours? • Do you sometimes wonder if your best friend is truly a friend? • Does your boss try to control your every move? • Does your fear of being left alone keep you in chronically hurtful relationships? If any of these questions sound familiar, you could very well be suffering from emotional abuse—the most widespread but also the most hidden abuse that women experience. This type of abuse is just as damaging as physical or sexual abuse. But there is help in this invaluable compassionate sourcebook. As a marriage, family, and child therapist who has grappled with these issues herself, Beverly Engel guides you through a step-by-step recover process, helping you shed the habits begun in childhood and take the first few steps toward healthy change. Using numerous examples drawn from case history and her own therapeutic expertise, Engel will show you how to • Recognize and understand the abusers in your life • Identify the patterns that have kept you emotionally trapped • Complete your unfinished business • Decide whether to walk away from an abusive relationship or take a stand and stay • Heal the damage of abuse by building self-esteem • Break the cycle of abuse and open yourself to the promise of healthy relationships