The Betrayal Bond by Patrick Carnes Ph.D.
Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

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Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds--chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them. Divorce, employee relations, litigation of any type, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage negotiations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power.

In The Betrayal Bond Patrick Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships.

This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work.

 

About Patrick Carnes Ph.D.

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Patrick Carnes, who has been called the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, is a nationally known speaker. He received his Ph.D. in education and counseling from the University of Minnesota. His first book, Out of The Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction was originally published in December, 1983, as The Sexual Addict, but had to be retitled because of the stigma associated with the designation. Subsequent works include Don't Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction (1991), A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps (1993), 27 Tasks For Changing Compulsive, Out-of-Control, And Inappropriate Sexual Behavior: Therapist's Guide (1994), and Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred and The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997). A leading researcher who is frequently cited by other specialists, Carnes was a founding board member of the National Council on Sex Addiction and has served on the National Advisory Board of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in Addictive Disorders. He created an inpatient program for sexual dependency at Golden Valley Health Center in Minneapolis, was executive director of new programs for sexual addiction and trauma treatment at Del Am Hospital in Torrance, California, and has consulted with academic, social service, military and criminal justice organizations. Carnes lives in Minnesota.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by HCI. 250 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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