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Title:
It's my life now : starting over after an abusive relationship or domestic violence
Author:
Dugan, Meg Kennedy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Routlede, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxi, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1090 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780415923583
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Book

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Summary

Summary

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author Notes

Meg Kennedy Dugan is Director of Counseling Services at New England College in New Hampshire. As a therapist for over 15 years, she has counseled many survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence.

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Library Journal Review

For women who have left abusive relationships, this authoritative yet reassuring self-help guide explains postbreakup psychology, including stages of grief and effects on children, and offers advice on forging ahead. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Were You in an Abusive Relationship?
Are You Out of Danger Now?
How Could This Have Happened?
The Hidden Horror: Sexual Abuse
How Could You Have Loved an Abuser?
Abuse in Diverse Relationships
Losing Your Partner, Your Dream, Your Life
When Feelings Overwhelm You
Signs of Unfinished Healing
What About the Children?
The Reactions of Others
Practical Considerations
Beginning to Heal
Believing in Yourself
The Temptation to Go Back
Is Your Abuser Still in Your Life?
Loving Again