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Publisher's Summary

Does this sound like someone you know?


Always needs to be right. Tells you who you are and what you think.
Implies that you're wrong or inadequate when you don't agree.
Is threatened by people who are "different".
Feels attacked when questioned.
Doesn't seem to really hear or see you.
If any of the above traits sounds familiar, help is on the way! In Controlling People, best-selling author Patricia Evans tackles the "controlling personality" and reveals how and why these people try to run other people's lives. She also explains the compulsion that makes them continue this behavior - even as they alienate others and often lose those they love.
Controlling People helps you unravel the senseless behavior that plagues both the controller and the victim. Can the pattern, or spell, be broken? Yes! says the author. By understanding the compelling force involved, you can be a catalyst for change and actually become a spell-breaker. Once the spell is broken and the controller sees others as they really are, a genuine connection can be forged and healing can occur.
Should you ever find yourself in the thrall of someone close to you, Controlling People is here to give you the wisdom, power, and comfort you need to be a stronger, happier, and more independent person.
©2003 Patricia Evans (P)2012 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"A timely book that not only helps readers free themselves from controlling types but also seeks to explain the occurrence of verbal abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, gang violence, tyranny, terrorism, and territorial invasion." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomasine on 10-08-12

Wow, Wow, Wow!! Powerful Healing Insights!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I plan to listen to this book three times in a row. I started out reading it and then discovered it was available here on audible. This book is a life saver! As I read and listened it made complete sense of my life. Absolutely everyone could benefit from listening to this book. We could begin to heal our lives, our families, our society, our world one person at a time!

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Great narration. Nice voice. Excellent writing. Pitched right at you--no fast pitches, slow balls nor curve balls.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 02-27-14

EXTRAORDINARY

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Not only did this book help me recognize my wife's control tactics, but I began to see how I used some of the same tactics on her and others I love. Not only did I learn how to 'break the spell' with my wife, I also stopped behaving this way myself and my family is healthier for it. I can honestly say that this book has changed my life for the better.

The narrator is one of the best I've heard yet.

What a bargain.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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