Foreword

Prologue

SECTION ONE: MAKING SENSE OF THE SENSELESS     

                                                                                     

1.     The Iceberg

2.     The Cycle of Violence

3.     Lessons From Women’s Groups—Part 1 – How women            get stuck

4.     Lessons From Women’s Groups—Part 2 – What Gets                Women Bogged Down

5.     Lessons From Men’s Groups—How to identify an                    abusive partner

6.     Psychopathic Abusers—How to recognise them    

                                  

SECTION TWO: GENERATING YOUR OWN CHANGE

7.     The Cycle of Violence—When to interrupt the cycle

8.     Controlling Tactics—Part 1 – How to challenge safely

9.     Controlling Tactics—Part 2 – Other behaviours women          need to challenge

10.   Being Stronger and Smarter—Finding your voice again

11.    Getting Out and Staying Out—You decide if and when

12.    Seeking Help

 

SECTION THREE: THE WAY FORWARD

13.   How Professionals Can Help

14.   How Friends and Family Can Help

15.   How To Check Men Out—Choosing a partner is serious          business

Appendix A

References

Acknowledgements

Contents

- Opening the Door from Inside

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