Within intimate relationships, abuse is the furthest thing from one's mind. After meeting the man of her dreams and saying, "I do," one woman realizes her lover's modus operandi is to gain ultimate power and control over her life by utilizing malicious patterns of verbal, emotional, financial and psychological abuse. In this gripping, unsettling personal memoir, the fight for survival while enduring unfathomable trauma becomes a do-or-die situation.
"Irish Author, Poet and Storyteller, Greg McVicker transcends himself in his latest book 'At Least He Wasn't Hitting You' as he takes the reader through a turbulent journey of one woman's agonizing life trapped with an abusive and manipulative spouse. Intertwined with his first book 'Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child: Life. Personal Reflections. Poems.' McVicker captures her every waking moment laden with guilt, fear, humiliation and intimidation with the realization that she must save herself from an inevitable, impending doom. An inspirational must read!"
~ Michele DeRose MacShane
Actress - Six Rivers Entertainment
Actress and Co-Writer - Big Sky TV Show.
"I found this book to present a stark picture I often see in in my practice of law. Many people may find the abuse in this book to be beyond handling and question why anyone would stay so long. The book does an excellent job of showing how the abuser creates an invisible prison by tearing down self-esteem and convincing the abused person that they are not capable of life outside the prison walls.
I think it is a must read for married people so they can see the early signs of domination and abuse and prevent it in their own lives."
~ Robert J. Murphy