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Paperback Defending Our Lives: Getting Away from Domestic Violence & Staying Safe Book

ISBN: 0385484410

ISBN13: 9780385484411

Defending Our Lives: Getting Away from Domestic Violence & Staying Safe

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For battered women and the family and friends who want to help them--"a smart, step-by-step plan (Susan Estrich, author of Real Rape).Thousands of women are abused, battered, stalked, and killed by their husbands, boyfriends, and partners every year. While the O.J. Simpson trial raised domestic abuse to the forefront of public consciousness, no one has offered women concrete advice on how to protect themselves and get safely away from their abusers...

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A Must For Understanding The Battered Women's Syndrome

I am an expert of The Battered Women's Sydrome & Defense. There are women wrongly incarcerated across America' for defending their own lives and the lives of their children against a domestic abuser. Defending Our Lives brings light to the issue of "Stalking" and the Battered Women's Syndrome. Why women do not run, and what happens if they do. This book is now a part of a college course within the women's prison in CA. An to educate the Parole Board on what happens to battered women. How to get away from an abuser and not loosing your own life....is important. Susan Murphy-Milano has done a great job.

Very Good help book in understanding Domestic Violence

Susan Murphy-Milano is an excellent observer and educator of the crime of domestic violence. This book will help anyone going through or witnessing a loved one who is a victim of domestic violence. Wake-up America this is our dirty little secret. The public and system could benefit from reading this book. Domestic Violence is on the rise. It effects generations. Thank you Susan for this book. Keep fighting the good fight! This is a book WAY AHEAD of it's time! Still very valuable asset! More good books by Susan: Moving out, Moving on Defending Ourselves -

An Eye Opening Read

I am currently in the process of ending my abusive relationship.This book has been a tremendous guide in understanding what my rights are as an abuse victim and how to best use the court system. I found the "Escape Chapter" very helpful in preparing to start my new life without my abuser being able to locate me.There is great comfort as I read this book knowing that someone out there has put together information that will make me and my children and other family members safe!

A basic guide for victims, families & friends.

The author's own tragic story of how her father terrorized the family brings the reader into understanding that the inforamtion provided in this book was written to safe lives. This book is a basic roadmap to safety. It provides legal direction and how to best use the syste, where ever you live. This book saved my daughter and my granchildren's lives. And the author personally assisted us with our road map to safety. This book should be at every high school library and college across the country!
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