Protecting Yourself from Emotional Predators: Neutralize the Users, Abusers and Manipulators Hidden Among Us (Paperback)
Steven Wolhandler, JD, MA, LPC knows how abusive and manipulative people prey on the emotions of good people - and how good people can protect themselves. He offers a radically different view of these Emotional Predators and provides practical effective solutions. For Emotional Predators, life is a strategy game to dominate and control, and you are either a player to be defeated or a game piece to be used. Without empathy or remorse, they'll ruin your life, and traditional approaches will make things worse. You'll learn 5 essential steps for protecting yourself, valuable guidance for safe relationships and over 30 specific defensive tactics for: * Distinguishing romance from intimacy* Restoring your self-esteem* Removing your emotional triggers* Using gratitude and humor* Playing their games better than they do - without becoming like them* Screening professionals to be sure they can help* Regaining control in family court* Breaking an addiction to an Emotional Predator * Re-balancing power in your favor* Adjusting beliefs that keep you trapped* Responding strategically, instead of reacting emotionally.
Steven Wolhandler, JD, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist, mediator, consultant and retired attorney. He has four decades of experience dealing with, and learning from, difficult and manipulative people, and helping their victims with penetrating insight, effective strategies and humor. Visit www.emotionalpredators.com