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The Battered Woman
by Lenore E. Walker. Paperback Reprint edition (April 1980)
This self-help book is for women who have been, or continue to be, abused by their husbands or romantic partners. In general, it provides a lot of information about domestic violence. The one drawback is that it is now a bit old, and many changes have taken place since it was written in laws covering domestic violence and in counseling provided to survivors.

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Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children
by Eliana Gil - Paperback, Publisher: DTP, Reissue edition (March 1, 1988)
This much-needed book pinpoints the typical problems abused children experience when they become adults. The information is presented in a friendly and thorough manner for victims and professionals

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I Never Called It Rape : The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Aquaintance Rape
by Robin Warshaw.  Paperback - 256 pages Rep edition (September 1994)
This book brought out the problem of date and acquaintance rape. It has now been
completely updated to include the most recent studies, issues, current events, and controversies. The book is written for high school, college and young adult women, but young men probably should read it too. It is an excellent self-help book.

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Victims No Longer : Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
by Mike Lew. Paperback - 352 pages Reprint edition (February 1990)
This is a book by a man, for men who were sexually abused as children. It reviews many different kinds of sexual abuse, and uses case histories to illustrate points. This is a well-regarded self-help book, worth reading.

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Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused by Steven Farmer
Paperback, Ballantine Books, Reprint edition (May 1990)
A child who grows up in an unstable environment where empathy, clear boundaries and trust are lacking, can end up living a ravaged adulthood. Children can be crippled by mixed messages, family secrets and reversed parent-child roles. Many victims of these practices are not even sure their childhood was abusive. This balanced, practical guide delineates traits of abusive families.

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