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⃤ Feel ashamed and embarrassed because you feel that your partner treats you cruelly?
⃤ Think that abuse such as this “doesn’t happen in your neighborhood, your family, your profession, etc.?”
⃤ Find yourself making excuses for staying in your relationship because you don’t want to lose your privileges, status, material goods, etc.?
⃤ Try to cover up or make excuses for your partner’s actions against yourself or others?
Does your partner:
⃤ Make you doubt your own abilities and self worth by criticizing you or making demeaning attacks on your femininity, sexuality, appearance, and/or parenting skills?
⃤ Show little remorse, or seek forgiveness, after exhibiting any or all of these behaviors?
⃤ Believe he can “get away with anything” and deserves special treatment, because he is special?
⃤ Use money and power as a leverage or threat?
What it means:
Be aware that any trait from this list can exist in a poor or unrewarding marriage that is not necessarily abusive.
Please remember, if you or your loved ones may be in danger get help or consult a professional ASAP.