Controlling People

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Controlling People

How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You
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From small-scale incidents to large-scale issues, the author of the bestselling The Verbally Abusive Relationship explains the damaging nature of control and offers insight and advice to those who want to break the cycle.

Does this sound like someone you know?

  • Always needs to be right
  • Tells you who you are and what you think
  • Implies that you're wrong or inadequate when you don't agree
  • Is threatened by people who are "different"
  • Feels attacked when questioned
  • Doesn't seem to really hear or see you

If any of the above traits sounds familiar, help is on the way! In Controlling People, bestselling author Patricia Evans tackles the "controlling personality" and reveals how and why these people try to run other people's lives. She also explains the compulsion that makes them continue this behavior—even as they alienate others and often lose those they love.

Controlling People helps you unravel the senseless behavior that plagues both the controller and the victim. Can the pattern, or spell, be broken? Yes! says the author.

By understanding the compelling force involved, you can be a catalyst for change and actually become a spell-breaker. Once the spell is broken and the controller sees others as they really are, a genuine connection can be forged and healing can occur.

Should you ever find yourself in the thrall of someone close to you, Controlling People is here to give you the wisdom, power, and comfort you need to be a stronger, happier, and more independent person.

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"A timely book that not only helps readers free themselves from controlling types but also seeks to explain the occurrence of verbal abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, hate crimes, gang violence, tyranny, terrorism, and territorial invasion." —Library Journal

About the Author - Patricia Evans

Patricia Evans is a highly acclaimed interpersonal communications specialist, public speaker, and consultant. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and dozens of television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN. She is the author of several books on the topic of verbal abuse, the first of which, The Verbally Abusive Relationship, was praised by Newsweek as "groundbreaking." Patricia lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About the Narrator - Sands Xe

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of Thrill of the Chase by Christina Crooks and Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber. From poignant young adult fiction to powerful first-person narrative, Sands's characterizations are rich and expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate. She has also won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein.


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June 29, 2012
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