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Publisher Description

Something Has to Change…
You can’t put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit.    
For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Based on decades of counseling experience, her intensely practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse. Learn to:
·         identify damaging behaviors
·         gain the skills to respond wisely
·         promote healthy change
·         stay safe
·         understand when, why, and even how to leave
·         recognize that God sees and hates what is happening to you
Trying harder to be a perfect fantasy wife won’t help fix what’s wrong your marriage. Discover instead how you can initiate effective changes to stop the cycle of destruction and restore hope for the future.
“Women in an emotionally abusive marriage do not need another book on how to have a good marriage; those books rub salt in raw wounds. No, they desperately need this book so that they can diagnose just how bad their marriage is and then, with Leslie’s clear expertise, develop a plan that will either begin to turn their marriage around...or give them a wise route of escape.”
—Dee Brestin, author of Idol Lies and The Friendships of Women

Religion & Spirituality
September 17
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Texaswife ,

Incredible insight

Loved hearing this different message about the frustrations of those in an emotionally destructive marriage. This has given me more insight, encouragement and solid direction than any other book I’ve read.

Maw$4me ,

Excellent Book

Very helpful. When organized religion is telling you its your duty and obligation to stay and forgive. This book is like a freeing breath of fresh air.
Would highly recommend!

Kathryn Snider ,

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Excellent! This book will bring clarity to any one struggling in a hard marriage. This books gives wise counsel to the wife in an emotionally destructive marriage.

I highly recommend this book.

Good self-test included to determine if your marriage is emotionally destructive. Many helpful articles also available on author's website.

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