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10 books about abusive relationships

Pick up one of these featured titles on abusive relationships in May 2021.

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  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat live online to connect with a trained domestic violence advocate.
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There are hundreds of books published on abusive relationships. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse by Jackson MacKenzie

Category: Codependency

This book was published 2 years ago by TarcherPerigee and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People -- and Break Free by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD

Category: Interpersonal Relations

This book was published 3 years ago by Da Capo Lifelong Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft

Category: Abuse

This book was published 18 years ago by Berkley Books and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.

The Highly Sensitive Person's Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators by Shahida Arabi MA

Category: Conflict Management

This book was published last year by New Harbinger Publications and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans

Category: Abuse

This book was published 11 years ago by Adams Media and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

Love Without Hurt: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One by Steven Stosny

Category: Interpersonal Relations

This book was published 13 years ago by Da Capo Lifelong Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

Out of the Fog: Moving from Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse by Dana Morningstar

Category: Codependency

This book was published 4 years ago by Morningstar Media and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse cover

286 pages

$9.99

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Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas LCSW

Category: Abuse

This book was published 5 years ago by MAST Publishing and takes approximately 9.5 hours to read.

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385 pages

$11.99

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It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

Category: Humor & Entertainment

This book was published 5 years ago by Atria Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself by Shahida Arabi

Category: Personality Disorders

This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 17.5 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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