Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, family, a couple or friends. Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, and economic and is a serious problem that affects over 25 percent of women in the U.S. The following books have been written to help women overcome domestic violence:
This book, written by Elaine Weiss follows the journeys of 12 real women, each a victim of domestic violence. The women share their stories of abuse, escaping, reconstructing their lives and living at peace once again.
Written by Roger R. Hock, It’s My Life Now clarifies the patterns and cycles that are synonymous with abusive relationships. This book also focuses heavily on moving on and offers advice on getting through an equally tough time- the healing process.
This book presents an in-depth look into the causes and effects of violence against women as well as an introduction of change in regard to it. Written by, Stanley G. French, Wanda Teays, and Laura M. Purdy, this book also talks about cultural and world views from many different aspects in regards to violence against women.
Written by Nancy A Crowell and Ann W. Burgess, Understanding Violence Against Women brings to light an overview of present facts we know about domestic violence against women while also understanding that domestic violence is still something that remains unsolved, misunderstood and often overlooked.
Written by Patrizia Romito, A Deafening Silence evaluates male violence against women and children and the lengths society goes to cover it up and put it out of sight. The book offers a guide to better understand male violence to women and children and how to prevent and fight it.
Written by Pamela Cooper-White, this book tells about the information and facts surrounding what types of violence against women exist and how and what the church does in response to these actions.
Written by Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear focuses heavily on eliminating fear from your life and instead focusing on picking up on warning signs and behaviors that shape most violent offenders. Becker strongly believes that people don’t just become violent and that there are always warning signs; they should never be brushed off or ignored.
Written by Dante B. Gatmaytan, Getting Played presents a study on violence against young women in urban areas. The interviews compare both mens and women’s perspectives on violence as well identifies what type of females are at risk.
Written by Lori Gervasi, Fight Like a Girl offers great tips and strategies for fighting off an attacker or a potentially dangerous situation. While providing physical means of defense, Gervasi also highlights psychological tips for staying calm and alert in a dangerous situation, which is essentially, the most important part.
This book re-tells the real life story of the author who was raped and abducted from her home and held captive in a home by her abductor after he shot and killer her husband. Debra Puglisi Sharp, tells of her story, the recounts she had to go through in court and her road to recovery.
Written by Margaret Yorke, Dangerous to Know presents the true horrors of spousal abuse, mostly through emotions. The books tells of the couple that seems like the perfect match- but what happens behind closed doors- and not doing anything about it, is where the real problem lies.
This book, written by Dr. Edward W. Gondolf presents what has been proven to work and what has not when it comes to fighting violence against women. The book outlines cases in which an abuser is likely to seek help and change- and signs to know when improvements cannot be made on behalf of the abuser.
Written by Margaret Randall, this book tells the story of two women who were kidnapped, raped, and tortured and met by chance 14 years later. The story of what happened to them, how they escaped, and how they re-built their lives is explained in the book.
Written by Kate Ferrell, this book tells the story of a young woman who covers up the abuse she suffers at the hands of her boyfriend. After finally gathering enough strength to leave, she starts a journey to self-discovery and overcomes obstacles in her life.
Written by Lisa A Goodman, No Safe Haven details studies of violence and abuse as well as harassment endured not only in the home but in and out of work as well. The books also offers information to base new laws and case studies in regards to violence.
Written by Janine Latus, whose sister was brutally murdered by her live-in boyfriend, this book tells about the author’s own brushes with emotional and physical abuse. Letus explains what it takes to realize how important it is to leave and to save those that can still be helped.
Written by Dianne Schwartz, this book focuses heavily on the life of a battered woman- from exposing lies and cover-ups to leaving. Schwartz opens up about her denial, the battle, and the learning process in regard to domestic violence.
This book, written by Beverly Engel, a marriage and family therapist, offers women in the process of healing from domestic abuse a step-by-step recovery. Engel explains abusive situations, identifies the role the victim plays in it, then explains how get through it.
Written by Dr. Mary Susan Miller, this book focuses on emotional abuse and how important and detrimental it can be. Miller explains how psychological abuse may not be physical but can still be as equally damaging and hurtful.
This book, written by Patricia Evans talks about the importance of recognizing emotional abuse as a serious and just as harmful form of abuse as anything else. The books informs readers of the long-lasting and severe effects that emotional abuse can have on you.