By Meg Kennedy Dugan and Roger R. Hock
Those who have never experienced an abusive or violent relationship often mistakenly believe that upon finding her way out, a victim’s difficulties are solved: her life is good, she is safe, and her recovery will be swift.
Survivors know that leaving is not the end of the nightmare – it is the beginning of a difficult journey toward healing and happiness. It’s My Life Now offers readers the practical guidance, emotional reassurance, and psychological awareness that female survivors of relationship abuse and domestic violence need to heal and reclaim their lives after leaving their abusers.
Since its publication in 2000, this book has been highly successful as a working manual for women who are starting their lives over after an abusive relationship, combining guidance on practical and emotional issues with worksheets and self-exploration exercises.
In the second edition, Dugan and Hock include updated information and resources while encompassing a wider range of individuals.