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When men batter women : new insights into ending abusive relationships

Author: Neil S Jacobson; John Mordechai Gottman
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1998.
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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. 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacobson, Neil S., 1949-
When men batter women.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1998
(OCoLC)605260269
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil S Jacobson; John Mordechai Gottman
ISBN: 0684814471 9780684814476 9781416551331 1416551336
OCLC Number: 37748396
Description: 304 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A Unique Research Project on Domestic Violence --
2. Basic Facts About Battering: Myths Vs. Realities --
3. The Dynamics of Battering: The Anatomy of Violent Arguments --
4. A Closer Look at Cobra Relationships --
5. More About Pit Bull Relationships --
6. When Do Battered Women Leave Abusive Relationships? --
7. When Does the Abuse Stop? --
8. Rehabilitating Batterers --
9. When You're Ready to Leave --
10. Ending Domestic Violence Against Women.
Responsibility: Neil S. Jacobson, John M. Gottman.
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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. 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. Cobras, on the other hand, are cool and methodical as they inflict pain and humiliation on their spouses or lovers. Cobras have often been physically or sexually abused themselves, frequently in childhood, and tend to see violence as an unavoidable part of life. Knowing which type a batterer is can be crucial to gauging whether an abusive relationship is salvageable (Pit Bulls can sometimes be helped through therapy) or whether the situation is beyond repair. Using the stories of several couples in their study, Jacobson and Gottman look at the dynamics of abusive relationships, refuting prevalent myths. Never underestimating the inherent risk or danger involved, the authors discuss how women in their study group prepared themselves to leave an abusive relationship, where a battered woman can get help, and how she can keep herself safe.

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