Getting Free

You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life

With uncomplicated yet motivational language, this book contains all the tools and advice you need to help yourself recognize, respond to, and overcome domestic violence.

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$16.95 USD
November 2004
464 pages
6" x 9"
Fourth Edition
Trade Paper

Print Edition

ISBN: 9781580051224

Ebook Edition

ISBN: 9781580055178

Getting Free

You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life

By Ginny NiCarthy

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper, November 2004

Since its first publication, Getting Free has provided a lifeline for thousands of women seeking to free themselves from abusive relationships. With uncomplicated yet motivational language, this book contains all the tools and advice you need to help yourself recognize, respond to, and overcome domestic violence. Practical information is partnered with special exercises designed to identity patterns of behavior—and to ultimately help you make decisions about your life and your future.

Each chapter provides solid solutions for issues related to a variety of topics, including emotional abuse, child abuse, financial stability, legal issues, love and fear, same-sex abuse, teen abuse, guilt, and safety—from planning a safe escape to staying safe long after you leave. This updated fourth edition features:

  • advice when faced with religious challenges
  • resources for batterers
  • tips on child safety and fostering their resilience
  • information and guidance for immigrant women
  • suggestions for community involvement
  • online resources
  • illustrations detailing power-and-control tactics

About Ginny NiCarthy

Ginny NiCarthy has written and co-written many books that have helped change the lives of thousands of women, including You Don’t Have to Take It!: A Woman’s Guide to Confronting Emotional Abuse at Work; You Can Be Free: An Easy-to-Read Handbook for Abused Women; The Ones Who Got Away: Women Who Left Abusive Partners; and Talking It Out: A Guide for Abused Women. For twenty-five years she worked as a therapist and was active in the movement to end violence against women.