Here are some books which offer a roadmap for those of you that are unfamiliar with emotional and verbal abuse, and the effects they have on people.
Assertiveness training is something you can learn as well if you want to learn how to stand up for yourself, but these books are very good.
The Emotionally Abused Woman by Beverly Engel (Read this one first)
The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
How to not be a doormat
Posted by An Irish Friend of Bill
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