These behaviours can escalate into blaming, isolating, manipulating, threatening, humiliation, and sexual and physical abuse. Murray identifies these controlling, abusive patterns of behaviour and helps you get your daughter out of the relationship without alienating her.
You will learn what draws her to this type of relationship, why she has a hard time talking to you about it, the special barriers teens face when breaking off a relationship, and what's going on in the mind of a teen abuser. Murray will help you show your teen what a respectful relationship looks like, and teach her the importance of respecting herself. Great book that should be required reading for all high school girls. Jill Murray is an advice book to parents on how to deal with a daughter who was once in an abusive realtionship, or one who is in one.
What's most alarming is that these Is Your Daughter in Danger?
One in three girls will be in a controlling, abusive dating relationship before she graduates from high school -- from verbal or emotional abuse to sexual abuse or physical battering.
While those signs are indeed troubling, there are many additional signs that might show up quite differently.
Controlling people use a whole arsenal of tools in order to dominate their partners— whether they or their partners realize what's happening or not.
" Many young women – and their parents, aren't even aware of the indications of a potentially abusive relationship.Professional counseling and self-help programs can be a big help when you need to change your expectations of the relationships you are in.If you are in a relationship where it seems that you have no time to yourself, chances are you have a controlling boyfriend. There is no more “girls night out” for you and your friends, unless he is with you. When you do go out, it is to an event that HE chooses.You will learn what draws her to this type of relationship, the special barriers teens face when breaking off such a relationship, and what's going on in the mind of the teen abuser. Murray helps you show your teen what a respectful relationship looks like -- and teach her the importance of respecting herself. And controlling behavior on the part of a partner knows no boundaries—people of any age, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status can be in controlling relationships, playing either role.