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of Love without Hurt: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One
Stosny has put into words the techniques used in his
successful Compassion-Power and Boot Camp programs, which help women who
have been subjected to criticism, put-downs, or cold shoulders from their
husbands or boyfriends. Complete with checklists, case studies, and well-researched
information, his program not only shows the damage that verbally and emotionally
abusive relationships do to spouses and children but also demonstrates how
to change them, with guidance for both parties. For their part, women are
directed to practice self-healing skills. Clear, timely, and on the mark;
recommended for all libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
If you're always walking on eggshells around your partner, Stosny is writing
for you. The CompassionPower founder and relationship expert draws examples
and exercises from his experience working with couples as he discusses core
values, anger management, power struggles and reconstruction. Resentment
is Stosny's main target (not possible underlying depression, anxiety or
other factors). The approach may provide false hope if the reader's reality
is too complex for self-help, but it could also foster important life changes.
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"This book is revolutionary, compassionate, clear, practical, and generous.
Revolutionary and compassionate in that it will change forever the way we
understand emotional abuse and the heart of the abuser. Clear and practical
in that it gives easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidelines for recovery. Generous
in that it's all there -- the whole approach. Nothing else to buy. I highly
recommend it to couples and to anyone working with couples." -- Diane
Sollee, founder and director, Coalition for Marriage, Family & Couples
"No other book gives such help and hope to relationships plagued by
emotional and verbal abuse. Written with compassion, You Don't Have to Take
It Anymore is a gift to you as well as the people you love." -- Pat
Love, EdD, author of The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy
"In these pages, Stosny breaks the code of family violence and provides
family members from all walks of life with a Rosetta stone on how to act
and be different. His program is remarkable because it works. Simply stated,
this book has a profound chance of changing family violence forever."
-- Terry Hargrave, PhD, author of Forgiving the Devil and Professor of Counseling,
West Texas A&M University
This is an important book for everyone in every stage of a relationship,
to heal and make whole the love we begin with. Give it as a wedding gift,
birthday present, parenting gift. This is knowledge and understanding we
all need to be able to heal ourselves and preserve our most cherished relationships.
-- Lori H. Gordon, Ph.D. founder of PAIRS.
"This stunning book will touch men and women in powerful and different
ways. A hard-nosed yet compassionate and hopeful look into the heart of
toxic resentment in marriage. No married man or woman who reads this book
carefully will be the same afterward." -- William J. Doherty, PhD,
Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of
Minnesota, author of Take Back Your Marriage
Best of it's Genre , January 10, 2006
the information in Dr. Stosny's book will change one's life over time
and provide immediate hope and comfort for those of us who are in
a relationship where, over time, we have learned to "walk on eggshells"
in order to avoid anger, resentment, or emotional abandonment by our
spouse. I give my highest recommendation to this book, and I've read
many that are meant to be helpful in dealing with this type of difficulty.
for the hopeless! , January 9, 2006
Stosny has the ability to make complex concepts understandable.
Better yet, he has the ability to show others how to apply the principles
he teaches! This book is a warm, hope-filled testimony to the power
of compassion, and a catalyst for changing lives. I like the fact
that it doesn't take two to begin the healing process in a relationship
-- you can begin today, with or without your spouse or significant
other. No more waiting for him or her to change, no more feelings
of being held hostage emotionally, no more hopelessness. This is
a book worth reading whether you need it for yourself, or want to
recommend it to others.
Diane Nicholson, MA, Springhill Center for Family Development
you only read one book this year, READ THIS ONE. , January 9, 2006
have been healed emotionally and physicaly through applying Dr. Stosny's
principles. The CompassionPower principles presented in this book have
dramatically changed every area of my life for the better. Learning how
to do HEALS in Dr. Stosny's Boot Camp have made all the difference and
I finally have compassion for myself, my family members and even for my
abusers. I now understand why I have had so many problems with resentment
and unhealthy anger. True compassion is growing in side of me daily, freeing
me from my past and giving me the power to make decisions that are in
my long term best interest. I thank God every day for Dr. Stosny. Sincerely,
Program , March 7, 2006