Chicago, Il. (PRWEB) February 26, 2010
There are thousands of people who die of domestic abuse in the United States alone, requiring a solution that is practical and easy to implement to keep victims safe from further abuse and change the behavior of the abusers.
Taking Power in an Abusive Relationship by Agata Campos gives victims critical information about the reasons behind abusive relationships, and gives specific examples and practical steps to help women in abusive relationships regain their self respect and control their lives again.
In this new ebook, Campos uses examples from her own life experience in an abusive relationship to exemplify the ways abusers manipulate and control their victims. She also offers specific words that women can use to directly address the disrespectful behavior of the abuser, and reinforce that the behavior is not acceptable, while keeping the safety of victims in mind.
Campos points out that one of the reasons that the cycle of domestic abuse continues without pause is that the abusers are consistently reinforced by the fear and submission of the victim. This is the reaction that the abusers crave, and when the victims have these reactions each time, the behavior is rewarded. Campos stresses that it is only by refusing to give this reinforcement that the cycle of abuse can be broken.
Instead of tolerating the disrespectful behavior, women in abusive relationships need to recognize the disrespect for what it is, and address it directly. In Taking Power in an Abusive Relationship, Campos reminds women that they deserve respect and gives them simple words and actions to use with their abusers.
Instead of submitting, Campos advises women in abusive relationships to break the cycle by telling the abusers exactly what behavior they will no longer tolerate. Once said, the victims leave the area so that the abusers are left by themselves. By doing so, it is perfectly clear what behavior is not acceptable, and by leaving the area, the women are not in danger of harm and leave the abusers to deal with their emotions alone. This reinforces the specific behaviors that are not acceptable any longer so that the abusers have to face their problems.
Campos provides a means to educate women in abusive relationships. They learn about the underlying reasons behind the abuse, but it does not stop there. Victims are taught to retrain their thinking and actions with practical steps to protect themselves and prevent abuse in the future. To learn more about Taking Power in an Abusive Relationship, and how to implement Campos' strategies, visit http://www.takingpower.com.
About Agata Campos: Agata Campos was born in Spain in 1965. In 1998, she came to the United States where she studied and worked to achieve the American dream. In 2001, she suddenly found herself in an abusive relationship and had to obtain an order of protection from her husband. After obtaining the order of protection from the criminal domestic violence court, she and her children moved to a shelter for domestic violence victims. After two long and hard years surrounded by social abuse from the welfare system, charities and other entities, they moved back home, and the abuse began again. She started to do her own research about abusive relationships and how to handle an abusive person. Through her research and personal experience, she found the tools she needed to transform her own relationship from abusive-violent to friendly. In this book she relates her knowledge and experiences as a message of hope for women trapped in abusive relationships. This book provides the road map to freedom using the same tool she used-- her personal power.
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