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NCJ Number: 163857 Find in a Library
Title: Walking on Eggshells: Practical Counseling for Women in or Leaving a Violent Relationship
Author(s): B Ogawa
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Volcano Press, Inc
Volcano, CA 95689
Publication Number: ISBN 1-884244-11-4
Sale Source: Volcano Press, Inc
P.O. Box 270
Volcano, CA 95689
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to victims of domestic assault, this volume describes the feelings experienced by many women who are in relationships involving physical and psychological abuse and presents specific ways in which a woman can realistically and responsibly respond to the violence.
Abstract: The text uses the personal accounts of women who have been in abusive relationships and the approaches to suffering and recovery involved in the principles of Morita and Naikan therapies. Individual sections focus on the characteristics of a good relationship, effective ways of handling emotions, the decision to leave a relationship, and methods of surviving the past and starting life over again. The text also explains appreciation and respect, redirection, making choices, expectations, and building a partnership in a new relationship. The discussion rests on the view that no woman should live in fear or experience violent behavior. Illustrations
Main Term(s): Victim counseling
Index Term(s): Abused women; Psychological victimization effects; Victims of violent crime
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