WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOU HAD BEEN IN OR ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?
You would think so wouldn’t you? Sadly this is often not the case, due to how effective and well-disguised most controller behaviours and controllers / abusers are.
This concise reference book, documents hundreds of real life examples of abusive control. These are made easy to recognise from all aspects of life, covering physical, social, financial, sexual, emotional, self-esteem, and children (Co-parenting) with a controller.
Full of practical advice most importantly how to escape from a domestic violence situation, advice from fellow survivors, and strange regimes to help dealing with difficult people, for instance in a social setting or workplace.
Please remember ANYONE CAN END UP IN A CONTROLLING SITUATION, MALE OR FEMALE, GAY OR TRANS, ANY FAITH OR ETHNICITY.
This is a very useful reference book on Breaking Free from Controlling behaviour, recognising and surviving them.
The book is written in a clear, concise and very easy to read style and lays out many areas of controlling behaviour, Physical, Social, Emotional, Sexual and Financial. The keywords and traits to look out for are clearly written and many are noted in a list style. This book is not just aimed at people who are in or have been in a controlling/abusive relationship, it is a fantastic tool that every woman and teenager should read ( I know I’ve aimed that sentence at women but as many as 1 in 4 women are victims of violence every week in the UK and at least 2 a month are murdered by a controlling or abusive partner )
This is one of those reference books that should be made available to everyone and would be well placed in every GP Surgery in the UK and in Schools where teenagers of both ages can read and learn to recognise controlling traits, it is indeed an invaluable and well written help guide to controlling behaviours.
Coercive Control (Controlling Behaviour) is defined by the UK Government as follows below…
Coercive behaviour is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.
Controlling behaviour is a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour
I’d like to thank @thebooknetwork.Co.Uk for inviting me to read and take part in the #BreakingBad #BlogTour, I’m very honoured to be able to help spread the word on this important book and if one person reads this and seeks help then we have all done our jobs in raising awareness of Controlling Behaviours.
A word or two on the Author Eva Jean
Eva Jean lives in the Midlands with her Daughter. her Partner is a lovely sort. Eva likes to read, dance badly, watch movies and comedies, and feed hedgehogs in her garden.
The following Charity’s can offer help and advise to anyone in a violent, abusive controlling relationship….
UK Goverment in many languages
Refuge 24hr National Abuse Hotline
Galop LGBT+ Helpline focusing on Abuse and controlling behaviour
Police Urgent or Life-threatening call 999
Police Non life Threatening call 101