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Escaping Emotional Abuse

Healing from the shame you don't deserve

Beverly Engel



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Piatkus Books
13 April 2021
Does your partner blame you for his or her own problems?

Does your partner humiliate you, especially in front of others?

Is your partner impossible to please?

Are you convinced something is wrong with you?

Are you too ashamed to admit you are being abused?

In Escaping Emotional Abuse, Beverly Engel, world-renowned therapist and expert in emotional abuse, exposes techniques an abuser uses to break your spirit and gain control - and guides you in how to free yourself from the shame that can keep you from the life, and the love, that you deserve.

By using your deepest fears against you, the abuser strips you of self-esteem, dignity, and humanity - making you feel unworthy and utterly powerless to escape. But you possess a potent tool with which to combat shame: self-compassion. In these pages, Engel shows you how to access it. Using her highly effective Shame Reduction Program, she helps you jumpstart the process of recovery by offering specific steps to help you heal and regain self-confidence.

An invaluable resource for both men and women who suffer from emotional abuse, as well as therapists and advocates, Escaping Emotional Abuse is a supportive, nurturing guide for anyone seeking to break the chains of shame, and gain the emotional freedom to create healthier, lasting relationships.
By:   Beverly Engel
Imprint:   Piatkus Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9780349427911
ISBN 10:   0349427917
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   13 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Beverly Engel is an internationally recognised therapist with expertise in emotional abuse, women's issues, relationships, and sexuality. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for thirty-five years, and is the author of 22 books, including the bestsellers The Emotionally Abusive Relationship and The Emotionally Abused Woman. Beverly has regularly contributed to O Magazine and Psychology Today, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, and Shape. She has appeared on national television and radio in the US and Canada, includingOprah and CNN. She is considered one of the world's leading experts on the issue of emotional abuse, as well as a pioneer on the issue, having written one of the first recovery books on the subject. She can be found online at or

Reviews for Escaping Emotional Abuse: Healing from the shame you don't deserve

I highly recommend this book for anyone-female or male-who suspects they are being emotionally abused. I especially appreciate the information on how emotional abuse can be shaming, which is dangerous to a person's self-esteem and sense of self -- Randi Kreger * co-author of STOP WALKING ON EGGSHELLS and author of THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER * A warm, compassionate, and incredibly insightful guide through the recovery journey. Engel's words are a powerful antidote to the seemingly unshakeable shame that comes from emotional abuse. There is hope, healing, and wisdom to be found on every page -- Jackson MacKenzie * author of PSYCHOPATH FREE * An extremely informative and comprehensive guide to understanding and overcoming emotional abuse. Beverly Engel gives you all the information you need to stop blaming yourself and get control of your life back -- Lundy Bancroft * author of WHY DOES HE DO THAT? *

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