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Author Fontes, Lisa Aronson.

Title Invisible chains : overcoming coercive control in your intimate relationship / Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD.

Publication Info. New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  158.24 FON    AVAILABLE
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Description xvii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 208) and index.
Contents What is coercive control? -- Introduction to coercive control -- Controlling behaviors -- Why coercive control happens -- Why some men control their partners in this way -- Why some women get and stay involved -- Coercive control in special populations -- Different gender arrangements and coercive control -- Teenage victims of coercive control -- Ending coercive control -- Are you being victimized? -- Are you staying? Expecting change? -- Ending the relationship -- Feeling like yourself again: recovering from coercive control -- If someone you care about is being victimized by coercive control.
Summary "When a man showers all of his attention on a woman, it can feel incredibly romantic, and can blind her to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when that attentiveness becomes domination? For certain people, the desire to control leads to jealousy, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to provide practical guidance and support for readers who find themselves trapped in a web of coercive control. Understanding this destructive pattern and why it occurs is the first step toward repairing or ending a relationship that has become toxic. Readers get vital tools for determining if they are in danger and if their partner can change--and for getting their freedom back. Key Words/Subject Areas: coercion, coercive control, controlling men, couples, domestic violence, domination, emotional abuse, intimate partner violence, recovery, relationships, self-help, sexual assault, stalking, trauma, women Audience: Readers struggling with controlling relationships and those who care about them; also of interest to mental health professionals, social workers, and advocates. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dominance (Psychology)
Control (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations.
Intimate partner violence.
ISBN 9781462520350 (hardcover)
1462520359 (hardcover)
9781462520244 (paperback)
1462520243 (paperback)
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