The Verbally Abusive Relationship

  • by Patricia Evans
  • Narrated by Mary Kae Irvin
  • 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If you or someone you know answers "yes" to one or more of the following questions, this audiobook is required listening:
Does your partner seem irritated or angry at you several times a week?

Does he deny being angry when he clearly is?

Do your attempts to discuss feelings of pain or emotional distress leave you with the feeling that the issue has not been resolved?

Do you frequently feel perplexed and frustrated by his responses, as though you were each speaking a different language?Almost everyone has heard of or knows someone who is part of a verbally abusive relationship--if they're not involved in one themselves. In The Verbally Abusive Relationship, you'll find validation and understanding--it's not "all in your head"--and encouragement for your efforts to change the situation.Author Patricia Evans explores the damaging effects of verbal abuse on children and the family, and offers valuable insight and recommendations to therapists, as well as those who seek therapeutic support.

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What the Critics Say

"A ground-breaking book." (Newsweek)
"This is a new day in America. The most important thing is to realize is that you don't deserve to be treated that way." (Oprah Winfrey)
"A great, great book." (Sonya Friedman, CNN)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fantastic insight!

I could never say enough about Patricia Evans and her work in the field of verbal abuse. She understands it so fully and explains it so simply that the fog you had about it becomes a clear understanding that gives you the tools to go forward. She has helped me and countless others. I am sure you will enjoy this and take away a clearer mind on the subject, that by nature is extremely confusing and frustrating.
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- Amazon Customer

Useful Book

Where does The Verbally Abusive Relationship rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Helpful book as I seek help on the topic.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Verbally Abusive Relationship?

It helped me to develop a language for the issues I face and realize I too can be verbally abusive.


Any additional comments?

As a man who lives with an abuser I was really disappointed that is was so one sided. Abusers and victims are both sexes but this book assumed that it was the male abusing every time which did get tiring. Over all a very helpful book. I would rate it a 7/10 and if the sexist issue was resolves a 9.5/10

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- Ron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2008
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.