Disappointing book as not as well written as previous book, the verbally abusive relationship.
The summary is abusive men believe in an ideal relationship and get angry when a real partner appears in a relationship.
It's effectively about men who can't live beyond the honeymoon phase but repeats the same summary.
Only has a few pages of genuine information.
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Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You Paperback – 1 February 2003
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"...the most important thing is to realize that you don't deserve to be treated that way."-Oprah Winfrey (advance praise for Controlling People); "A groundbreaking new book."-Newsweek
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Patricia Evans is the bestselling author of four books, including The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out, Controlling People, and The Verbally Abusive Man: Can He Change? A highly acclaimed interpersonal communications specialist, public speaker, and consultant, Evans has appeared on Oprah, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, She Knows, and on numerous national radio programs. Her work has been featured in Shape, Newsweek, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Evans lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached via her website at VerbalAbuse.com.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 158062569X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1580625692
- Best Sellers Rank: 123,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not as good as previous booksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 July 2017
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A Very Enlightening Read...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2013
I found this book very useful and enlightening. The easy-to-read format enables the reader to digest bite-size chunks before moving on to each section. For those of us unlucky enough to be 'blessed' with such difficult people in our lives, this book not only helps the reader to feel less alone in their plight, but gives useful insight, practical advice, tips and guidance in dealing with such controllers. Beware - this book is more than likely to stir up some difficult memories and inner turmoil, but one is so much more enlightened, forewarned, and empowered upon reaching the end of the book.
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One of my favourite booksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 December 2012
I wish this book would be a mandatory read in primary schools - it would save many people from suffering. Patricia Evans managed to crack one of the biggest mysteries in our society. I read the book and my life will never be the same again. It is a total eye opener. It shows tactics and examples how some people around you manipulate you and others. It also explains the whys. I hope one day there will be a way to stop this phenomena. Thank you very much Ms Evans.
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Well worth a careful read....Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 August 2014
Recommended by a friend, I found this book very illuminating. Written in an easy to understand way, with plenty of examples it demonstrates what can happen without anybody noticing.....until it could be too late. It was such a relief to read - it made sense of a lot of things that seemed inexplicable...and I no longer feel so weird! Time will tell if the techniques for dealing with the problem are effective, but the diagnosis has already proved helpful. Well worth the purchase and time spent reading it carefully.
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