When Men Batter Women

When Men Batter Women


By (author) Ph.D. Neil Jacobsen, By (author) Ph.D. John Gottman

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1416551336
  • ISBN 13: 9781416551331
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 415,867

Product description

Written with compassion and insight, When Men Batter Women offers invaluable advice and support to women in abusive relationships, as well as to friends, relatives, and caregivers who want to help.

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John Gottman, Ph.D, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he has been studying marriages for the past twenty-two years. He is the author of several previous books, including "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail" and "The Heart of Parenting, " as well as numerous scientific papers.

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Ginny NicarthyAuthor of "Getting Free and the Ones Who Got Away - Women Who Left Abusive Partners"Writing with respect for battered women's struggles for safety and their courageous survival strategies, Neil Jacobson and John Gottman offer fresh insights about men who batter. Their research jump-starts a new method of examining battering, and the book provides women with thoroughly accessible information to help them analyze their situations. Jacobson and Gottman's study challenges both conventional wisdom and professional assumptions, and will lead to further research about the questions all women want answered about abusive partners: why do they do it, and what will make them stop?