This is an excellent resource not only from women to use on their own but also for counselors and advocates.
Every woman who is struggling to understand the mistreatment she is experiencing in her relationship should begin by reading the wonderful book When Love Hurts. In these pages she will find the strength, validation, and insight she needs to reclaim her life and return it to its rightful owner – her.
When Love Hurts is a great resource for any woman who is tired of taking the blame for a painful relationship. If you wonder why the man you love is hurting you — and what you can do about it — this book will give you all kinds of useful information and strategies for changing your life. Just as importantly, it makes it clear that you are not responsible for his abusive behavior.
I give a copy of When Love Hurts to every one of my clients. They all find it profoundly helpful. The book rings true. The authors show a deep and comprehensive understanding of what it is to live with abuse. Women say to me, ‘This is my story ! Only the names are different. How did they know?!’
This book saved my life 4 years ago when my neighbour handed a copy of it over the back fence to me. She had heard my husband’s raised voice the night before. I have since given away more than 20 copies to friends who confide in me what is going on in their relationship. Every one of them has thanked me for the book.
When Love Hurts offers a uniquely woman-centered approach to help the reader reflect on her experiences and thereby gain a new understanding. Invaluable.
A simple yet powerfully insightful book. When Love Hurts should be required reading for women of all ages and backgrounds.
When Love Hurts is a helpful resource for women who are in abusive relationships, or who are wondering whether they might be. It is also a great resource for counsellors, group leaders, clergy and laypeople who want to walk alongside someone who is experiencing abuse…. It is a very respectful and validating conversation regarding the overwhelming and precarious situation of being in an abusive relationship.