EXIT 8 - How Battered Women STAY OUT by Mary Walker Owens
16 Domestic Violence Survivors Reveal Struggles and Solutions for a New Life FREE of Abuse

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EXIT 8 provides a much needed look at real life AFTER leaving an abusive relationship. The author, a survivor herself, interviewed 16 women who had escaped or gotten away - and more importantly, STAYED AWAY from batterers, never to be beaten or emotionally abused again. How did they do it? How did these survivors handle anxiety, fear of the batterer's revenge, fear of being alone, fear of new relationships, and problems with their children. How did they manage everyday practical problems like finding a place to live, child custody, police and court issues, and money matters. What solutions did they find most helpful? Readers will learn about the horrifying, yet in some ways, miraculous event that inspired this book. Then, they will be introduced to the 16 long term survivors the author spent over a year interviewing and hear the powerful, heartbreaking and inspiring information they have shared. Related data is also included by renowned domestic violence experts and several recommendations are also included from the survivors themselves. For those who wish to gain an even deeper understanding of this topic, the author also explores information gained through extensive research, from the major psychiatric, social welfare, feminist and sociological perspectives. This is a very valuable book for victims, survivors and their families, as well as for anyone who values non-violence and cares about the future empowerment and well-being of women and children.

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Published April 7, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 208 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships.