Why Does He Do That?
Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
"He doesn't mean to hurt me--he just loses control."
"He can be sweet and gentle."
"He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children--he's a great father."
"He's had a really hard life..."
Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men--and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:
* The early warning signs
* Nine abusive personality types
* How to tell if an abuser can change, is changing, or ever will
* The role of drugs and alcohol
* What can be fixed, and what can't
* How to leave a relationship safely
About this Author
Lundy Bancroft has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of abuse, trauma, and recovery. He has published five books, including the bestseller Why Does He Do That?, Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?, When Dad Hurts Mom, The Batterer as Parent, and Should I Stay of Should I Go?. Lundy has worked with over 1000 abusive men in his counseling groups. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness, and has presented to 350 audiences across the U.S. and abroad.
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