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Recommended Readings: Books on Domestic Abuse

To further assist family members on the subject of Domestic Abuse and other concerns, the following material may be useful. 

Bancroft, Lundy. Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. Berkley Trade, 2003.

Bancroft, Lundy, and Silverman, Jay G. The Batterer As a Parent:  Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics. SAGE Publications, 2002.

Berry, Dawn Bradley. Domestic Violence Sourcebook. McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000.

Engel, Beverly, MFCC. The Emotionally Abused Woman:  Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself. Random House, 1992.

Evans, Patricia. The Verbally Abusive Relationship:  How to Recognize It and How to Respond. Adams Media Corporation, 1996.

Island, David, and Letellier, Patrick. Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence. Haworth Press Incorporated, 1991.

Jones, Ann. Next Time She’ll Be Dead:  Battering and How to Stop it. Beacon Press, 2000.

Jones, Ann, and Schechter, Susan. When Love Goes Wrong:  What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right. HarperCollins Publishing, 1993.

Johnson, Scott. When I Love You Turns Violent:  Abuse in Dating Relationships.  New Horizon Press, 1993.

King, Jeanne, PhD All but My Soul:  Abuse Beyond Control. Mind Matters Publishing, 2001.

Lardner, George. The Stalking of Kristin:  A Father Investigates the Murder of His Daughter. Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 1995.

Lerner, Harriet G., PhD The Dance of Anger:  A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.

Lerner, Harriet G., PhD The Dance of Intimacy:  A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships. HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.

Leventhal, Beth, and Lundy, Sandra eds.  Same-Sex Domestic Violence:  Strategies for Change. SAGE Publications, 2000.

Levy, Barrie. In Love and Danger:  A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships. Avalon Publishing Group, 1998.

Levy, Barrie, and Occhiuzzo, Patricia Giggans.  What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence. Avalon Publishing Group, 1995.

Loring Marti Tamm. Emotional Abuse:  The Trauma and the Treatment. Jossey-Bass, Inc. Publishers, 1998.

Nicarthy, Ginny. Getting Free:   You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life. Avalon Publishing Group, 1997.

Paymar, Michael. Violent No More:  Helping Men end Domestic Abuse. Hunter House Inc., 1999.

Weitzman, Susan. Not to People Like Us:  Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages. Basic Books, 2001.

Weldon, Michelle.  I Closed My Eyes:  Revelations of a Battered Woman. Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, 1999.

White, Evelyn C. Chain, Chain, Chain:  For Black Women in Abusive Relationships. Avalon Publishing, 1995.

Zambrano, Myrna. Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada:  For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship. Avalon Publishing Group, 1985.


We provide a list of books for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of these books, nor does it endorse them. These books are not an attempt to provide any counseling or other type of intervention 


Domestic Violence Hotline, 877-785-2020
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, 800-841-8371

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233

Call the Police at 911

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