Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship

When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? In some relationships, the desire to control leads to jealousy, gaslighting, threats, micromanaging--even physical violence. If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to help you:

*Recognize controlling behaviors of all kinds.
*Understand why this destructive pattern occurs.
*Determine whether you are in danger and if your partner can change.
*Protect yourself and your kids.
*Find the support and resources you need.
*Take action to improve or end your relationship.
*Regain your freedom and independence.

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, has a doctorate in counseling psychology and has worked in the areas of child abuse, violence against women, challenging family issues, and cross-cultural research for over 25 years. A professor, researcher, and popular conference speaker, she teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Fontes is the author of Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship as well as the professional resources Child Abuse and Culture and Interviewing across Cultures.

ISBN: 9781462520244

ISBN-10: 9781462520244

Publisher: The Guilford Press

Publication Date: 03/11/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/11/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 220

Language: English


Self-help / Abuse

Psychology / Interpersonal Relations

Medical / Psychiatry

Social Science / Social Work