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The evolving woman
Lanigan, Catherine.
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Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, [2000]

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xix, 205 pages ; 22cm
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HV6626 .L365 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Are you ashamed to tell your friends and family how your partner really treats you? Do you walk on eggshells around him for fear he'll lose his temper? Do you wonder what you did to make him stop caring?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, you know all too well how an abusive partner can diminish your soul. Whether you are being physically hurt or emotion­ally pummeled with angry words and insults, this book will offer you hope.
Bestselling novelist Catherine Lanigan forgoes her fictional heroines to bring you the personal stories of real-life heroines--women from all races, religions and walks of life, who drew upon their faith, fortitude and depth of character to break free of the abuse that left them shattered physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Each heart-rending story chronicles the tears, triumphs and challenges these women faced in their evolution from victim to victor. Their experiences extend a lite-line to all abused women by revealing how to identify a potential abuser, how to rec­ognize when someone you love is involved in a codependent relationship, and where to go to find professional help to break the cycle of abuse.

A true testament to the resiliency of women, their stories will shock you, enrage you, inspire you... and most of all, change you. Let the evolution begin...


In this crime drama, the Mafia tries to strong arm a crooked cop into stealing a police report. The cop refuses and they get rougher. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Table of Contents

Dr. Michael Adamse
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
Book 1 Emotional Homelessnessp. 1
Book 2 Illuminationp. 23
Book 3 Educationp. 43
Book 4 Friends and Familyp. 67
Book 5 Faithp. 89
Book 6 Hopep. 113
Book 7 Counselorsp. 143
Destiny: How This Book Came to Bep. 159
Appendix I What Is Domestic Violence?p. 163
Appendix II Signs to Look for in a Battering Personalityp. 165
Appendix III Is Your Relationship Based on Equality?p. 172
Appendix IV What a Battered Woman Faces if She Leavesp. 174
Appendix V Why Do Victims Stay with Abusers?p. 176
Appendix VI Planning for an Emergencyp. 180
Appendix VII The Evolving Woman's Bill of Rightsp. 190
Resources for Womenp. 192
About the Authorsp. 201