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How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feel free to be their true selves Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulate you? Do coworkers take advantage of you? If any of this sounds familiar, read The Nice Girl Syndrome. In this breakthrough guide, renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take care of yourself. Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be Nice Girls, since "nice girls" are much more likely to be victimized-emotionally, physically, and sexually-than those who are not so "nice." She identifies seven different types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which type might apply to you. She helps you determine whether the Nice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or in manipulative situations, and helps you challenge and change Nice Girl beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back. * Helps you confront the beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier, more empowering ones * Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with who have found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and start standing up for themselves "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower its readers."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) * Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practical prescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by step how to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470179383
ISBN-10: 0470179384
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 167mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jossey Bass Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beverly Engel

Beverly Engel , an internationally recognized expert in emotional abuse and a licensed marriage and family therapist for thirty years, is the executive director of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. She is the author of numerous successful books, including Healing Your Emotional Self , The Emotionally Abusive Relationship , and Loving Him without Losing You . Engel has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah , Starting Over , Donahue , Ricki Lake , and Sally Jessy Raphael , and her work is frequently featured in national magazines and newspapers such as O: The Oprah Magazine , Cosmopolitan , Psychology Today , the Washington Post , and the Los Angeles Times .

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