Why does he do that? : inside the minds of angry and controlling men / Lundy Bancroft.
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- ISBN: 0399148442
- ISBN: 9780399148446
- Physical Description: vii, 408 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Putnam's Sons, c2002.
Contents / Notes
Note on terminology -- Introduction -- Part I : Nature of abusive thinking -- Mystery ; Mythology ; Abusive mentality ; Types of abusive men -- Part II : Abusive man in relationships -- How abuse begins ; Abusive man in everyday life ; Abusive men and sex ; Abusive men and addiction ; Abusive man and breaking up -- Part III : Abusive man in the world -- Abusive men as parents ; Abusive men and their allies ; Abusive man and the legal system -- Part IV : Changing the abusive man -- Making of an abusive man ; Process of change ; Creating an abuse-free world.
In this book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand why abusers behave the way they do and what can be done about it. Bancroft teaches women how to survive and improve an abusive relationship; how to determine how dangerous an abuser is and when it is impossible to rectify a situation; and how to get out of a relationship safely. Bancroft identifies nine types of abusive men, addressing different styles, from the physical batterer to the strictly verbal abuser. He dispels the pervasive societal myths surrounding abuse, exposing common excuses used by abusers, such as having experienced an abusive childhood or substance addiction. Bancroft answers commonly asked questions, such as what warning signs of abuse to look for early in a relationship; what is and isn't abusive behavior; how to know if a woman and her children are in danger; and how to tell when a man is really changing.