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.


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


I really liked this book when I fist listened to it, because I was feeling down and could relate to a lot of what she wrote about how some men (and women) treat their partners. For that reason alone, I recommend it since it's a good place to start. I must say though that it's really negative - I mean, during and after listening to it I felt angry, frustrated and resentful towards my boyfriend about every little comment. Since listening to this book, I have read several other books about relationships that have helped me so much more than this book. I wanted to create a more loving, respectful and devoted relationship, and the best books for the women looking for this are "Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl - A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship", followed closely by "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus", and thirdly by "The Surrendered Wife - A Woman's Spiritual Guide to True Intimacy with a Man". These books have a more positive outlook on how to influence your man to be a champion in your life, and in his own life. I can only speak from what I'm finding works for me in my relationship, and these other books are far more worth your time since at least they give you tools that will have a positive impact on your relationship.
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- Rachel

Book Details

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