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Author Bancroft, Lundy
Title Why does he do that? : inside the minds of angry and controlling men / Lundy Bancroft
Imprint New York : Berkley Books, c2003
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.8292 B2139 2003    AVAILABLE  -  30500101390972
Descript xxiii, 408 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-400) and index
Note on terminology -- Introduction -- pt. I : The nature of abusive thinking -- The mystery ; The mythology ; The abusive mentality ; The types of abusive men -- pt. II : The abusive man in relationships -- How abuse begins ; The abusive man in everyday life ; Abusive men and sex ; Abusive men and addiction ; The abusive man and breaking up -- pt. III : The abusive man in the world -- Abusive men as parents ; Abusive men and their allies ; The abusive man and the legal system -- pt. IV : Changing the abusive man -- The making of an abusive man ; The process of change ; Creating an abuse-free world
In this book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand why abusers behave the way they do and what can be done about it. Bancroft teaches women how to survive and improve an abusive relationship; how to determine how dangerous an abuser is and when it is impossible to rectify a situation; and how to get out of a relationship safely. Bancroft identifies nine types of abusive men, addressing different styles, from the physical batterer to the strictly verbal abuser. He dispels the pervasive societal myths surrounding abuse, exposing common excuses used by abusers, such as having experienced an abusive childhood or substance addiction. Bancroft answers commonly asked questions, such as what warning signs of abuse to look for early in a relationship; what is and isn't abusive behavior; how to know if a woman and her children are in danger; and how to tell when a man is really changing
Subject Abusive men -- United States -- Psychology
Wife abuse -- United States
Family violence -- United States
Victims of family violence -- United States
Alt Title Inside the minds of angry and controlling men
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