When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships

When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships by Neil Jacobson, John Gottman 0684814471 9780684814476
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While national awareness of the issue of battering has increased in recent years, certain myths regarding abusive relationships still endure, including the idea that all batterers are alike. But as Neil S. Jacobson, Ph.D., and John Gottman, Ph.D., explain, this is not the case. Drawing on the authors own research, When Men Batter Women offers a significant breakthrough in our understanding of the men who become batterers--and how to put a stop to the cycle of relationship violence. <P>After their decade of research with more than 200 couples, the authors conclude that not all batterers are alike, nor is the progression of their violence always predictable. But they have found that batterers tend to fall into one of two categories, which they call Pit Bulls and Cobras. Pit Bulls, men whose emotions quickly boil over, are driven by deep insecurity and an unhealthy dependence on the mates whom they abuse. Pit Bulls also tend to become stalkers, unable to let go of relationships that have ended. <P>Cobras, on the other hand, are cool and methodical as they inflict pain and humiliation on their spouses or lovers; in one chilling dis

Author: Neil Jacobson, John Gottman

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1998-03-10


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