Invisible Wounds: Help, Hope, and Healing for Women in Abusive Relationships, or Recovery By Kay Douglas
2021 | 253 Pages | ISBN: 0473600978 | EPUB | 1 MB
"Kay Douglas’s book is the most supportive, realistic, and practical guide for abused women that I have encountered. A woman with this book in her hands is on the path to a new life. The author really ‘gets it’ about what it takes to deal with a destructive partner and takes the reader step-by-step from the beginnings of grasping what is happening to her all the way to healing once the relationship has ended. Outstanding!"- Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That?"Invisible Wounds is a powerful and engaging book for emotionally abused women. As a survivor and professional, Kay Douglas comes across as warm, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Her positively and encouragement can be found on every page as she walks readers through the process of acknowledging and ending a damaging relationship. This book will be of great value to women who are questioning their partner’s behavior and to those seeking freedom from abuse."- Lynn Fairweather, author of Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding and Escaping Abusive Relationships. Does your partner put you down, control what you do, or have distressing angry outbursts? Do you find yourself walking on eggshells and trying to keep the peace?Are you sometimes afraid of what he will do?Invisible Wounds is a compassionate and compelling guide that offers the clarity, information, and support that is needed. Containing the moving, inspiring stories of 50 women who have experienced an abusive relationship, Invisible Wounds will help you to rebuild your strength, increase your personal power, and recover from the hurts that have been done."Kay Douglas has written an extraordinary book about a terrifyingly ‘ordinary’ phenomenon: emotional abuse of women by men. Invisible Wounds is the strong, wise companion every woman needs who doubts her right to a life free from emotional abuse, and the shame and self-blame that so often accompany it."- Dr. Stephanie Dowrick, author of Intimacy and Solitude, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Everyday Kindness, and Choosing Happiness."This is a must read for any woman feeling unhappy in her relationship. Using the voices of women she has interviewed, Kay Douglas carefully describes the various forms of abuse they experienced. She articulates the dilemmas women face when confronted with these experiences and in her gentle and sensitive style opens up opportunities for change. I have no hesitation in recommending this book."- Dr. Alison Towns, registered clinical psychologist, specialist interest in the prevention of men’s domestic violence against women.From her own personal and professional journey, and from interviews with women who have lived in emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive relationships with abusive and controlling men, Kay Douglas has written an outstanding and moving resource for women. Invisible Wounds powerfully and compassionately describes the devastating physical, emotional, and spiritual toll these relationships take on women, and outlines practical, healing, and liberating steps for women."- Sue Lauber-Fleming and Patrick Fleming, authors of Shattered Soul? Five Pathways to Healing the Spirit after Abuse and Trauma"Kay Douglas’s book, Invisible Wounds, provides a powerful and intimate look at the experiences of fifty women who have lived with intimate partner violence.I found the book riveting to read. I would recommend Invisible Wounds to anyone trying to understand intimate partner violence. A great tool for those who have a friend or family member they are worried about or for someone who is trying to leave an abusive relationship."- Professor Angela J. Hattery, author of The Social Dynamics of Family Violence & Intimate Partner Violence.