Surviving

Surviving
Title Surviving PDF eBook
Author Beverly Gooden
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 231
Release 2022-06-05
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 1538158108

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Library Journal Self-Help Bestseller Winner of the 2023 National Indie Excellence Award in African American Nonfiction Silver Winner of the 2023 Nautilus Book Award A revealing look at why domestic violence victims stay with their abusers…and how they can ultimately leave. And survive. One Saturday morning, Gooden is woken up by her husband shoving her off the bed for no discernible reason. Despite her quick thinking and even quicker footsteps, her husband catches her, his sudden anger inexplicable. No words are exchanged. He begins to strangle her as he has done many times before. With unflinching vulnerability, Gooden outlines in painstaking detail what she had to do to walk away and how others can use her experiences to escape their own abuse, from skimming the grocery money, to squirreling away personal belongings, to navigating a domestic violence shelter. She offers strategies for overcoming the barriers survivors often face, such as money, housing, overcritical social circles, or, most powerfully: love. Uniquely compassionate when it comes to the heartbreak of still loving one’s abuser, Gooden shares how she transformed and extended this love outward, using her story to encourage others to choose themselves. The voice and fire behind #WhyIStayed, Bev Gooden is exceptionally positioned to explore the many reasons victims stay in abusive relationships, and how they can muster the resources and motivation to leave. Surviving is unlike any memoir of survivorship, given its nuance, compassion, and candor. Above all, it is an exquisitely powerful testament to Gooden’s healing, survivorship, and dedication to helping others do the same.

But He'll Change

But He'll Change
Title But He'll Change PDF eBook
Author Joanna V Hunter
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 248
Release 2010-03-24
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 159285981X

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A survivor of domestic violence offers women the tools needed to work through the excuses they tell themselves that keep them in abusive relationships--and to make positive changes in their lives. 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, 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, stop taking the blame for their partner's behavior, identify power and control plays, and stick up for their own needs and plans for their safety.With each self-defeating message addressed in But He'll Change,Hunter offers counter messages designed to help women build strength and hope. Readers will develop the tools to operate not as victims, but as survivors, understanding the power that they hold to change their lives.

Surviving Domestic Violence

Surviving Domestic Violence
Title Surviving Domestic Violence PDF eBook
Author Elaine Weiss
Publisher Volcano Press
Pages 226
Release 2004
Genre Abused wives
ISBN 9781884244278

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This is the only book on the market today that focuses on the entire spectrum of emotional, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse. Written by University of Utah Clinical Associate Professor Elaine Weiss, a survivor, the book goes right to the heart of the reader and changes their perspective on this topic. She paints a clear picture of women who stay in a marriage because of their fierce loyalty and commitment to the sanctity of marriage. Elaine emphasizes the period of time after women leave their abuser and describes in detail what they go on to do with their lives. These are stories of twelve women from various walks of life, including professionals. Each a victim of domestic violence. Each escaped from her abuser. Each reclaimed her dignity, reconstructed her life, rediscovered peace. Every woman who has left an abuserevery woman who has yet to leavewill find encouragement and support in the voices of these women who broke free.

Kiss'd

Kiss'd
Title Kiss'd PDF eBook
Author Lady T
Publisher AuthorHouse
Pages 70
Release 2011-07-14
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1463406622

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What do you do when youve been married to a man for 30 years and he becomes a different person to you? You become afraid for your life but youre having a hard time of letting go, of deciding if you should leave. If you stay you may become a statistic, and/or a victim. I chose to stay because we had longevity and years of memories, which was probably not a good reason. I didnt think of his name calling, arguing, etc. as abuse and thats how we women trick ourselves. We dont equate the mental/emotional abuse in the same category as the physical abuse. Face it ladies, lets keep it real-we all get Im not letting another woman have what it took syndrome. KISSD is a book written with separation/divorce, African American women and the abuse we suffer in mind, based on my personal experience. This is a straight to the point book about surviving the emotional and physical issues of separation and/or divorce. Kept in Silence Surviving Divorce because most women dont know what they are entitled to and in the case of abuse they dont report it for various reasons. African American women make up the biggest statistics; maybe thats why its called an unreported epidemic.

Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence

Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence
Title Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence PDF eBook
Author Elaine Weiss
Publisher Volcano Press
Pages 164
Release 2003
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 9781884244223

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Offers practical answers to extraordinarily complex questions raised by abuse. Provides a checklist of warning signs of domestic abuse.

Everything You Need to Know About Domestic Violence

Everything You Need to Know About Domestic Violence
Title Everything You Need to Know About Domestic Violence PDF eBook
Author Mary P. Donahue, Ph.D.
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages 66
Release 2018-12-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1508183465

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Domestic violence affects millions of people every year, yet many people don't recognize it when they see it. Those who are aware of a domestic violence situation, whether it is happening to them or a loved one, often don't know how to stop it. This book covers physical abuse as well as other forms of abuse that are harder to spot, such as psychological, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse. Readers will learn how to read the signs that a relationship is abusive, understand the abuser's mindset, and learn strategies for getting free and breaking the cycle of abuse.

Hope and Healing

Hope and Healing
Title Hope and Healing PDF eBook
Author Survivors Rising
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Pages 100
Release 2018-05-04
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 1984526871

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This book was compiled by a group of students participating in a leadership course in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group has declared a vision for the world in which they are committed to creating a world that is connected, compassionate, authentic, peaceful, and abundant. This book was inspired by that commitment. And suddenly, you know its time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.