An investigation into why American adolescent girls experience depression, eating disorders, and suicide attempts at increasing rates, this book attempts to deconstruct the "girl-poisoning" culture we live in.With personal stories and analysis, Pipher details how young women continue to struggle to find their true selves.One in three girls will be in a controlling, abusive dating relationship before she graduates from high school – from verbal or emotional abuse to sexual abuse or physical battering. In every school she visits, she is approached by teenage girls in miserable relationships who, when confronted with the option of breaking up with the boy, exclaim, "But I love him! Jill Murray speaks on the topic of dating violence at high schools around the country, reaching more than 10,000 students, teachers, and counsellors each year.He wants to spend all his time with her, but eventually won't allow her to spend time with her friends.
Her appearances on Oprah, Leeza, and radio call-in shows have generated overwhelming response from concerned parents nationwide.
Targeted for parents, this is an examination of early warning signs and indicators of potentially abusive dating relationships.
This book discusses social trends that can draw young women into controlling relationships, barriers teens face in ending abusive relationships, the psychology behind a teen abuser, and how teens can develop healthy, respectful relationships.
Targeted for parents, this book gives them advice for recognizing an abusive relationship, discussing concerns with a teen and keeping open communication, understanding the impact of emotional abuse, developing safety plans, using available legal resources, encouraging healthy teen relationships, and connecting with support services.
These behaviours can escalate into blaming, isolating, manipulating, threatening, humiliation, and sexual and physical abuse. Murray identifies these controlling, abusive patterns of behaviour and helps you get your daughter out of the relationship without alienating her. Jill Murray is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Laguna Niguel, California.You will learn what draws her to this type of relationship, why she has a hard time talking to you about it, the special barriers teens face when breaking off a relationship, and what's going on in the mind of a teen abuser. Murray will help you show your teen what a respectful relationship looks like, and teach her the importance of respecting herself. She speaks to thousands of students and parents in high schools around the country each year on the topic of abusive teen relationships, a focus she developed while serving as lead therapist at a domestic violence shelter for women and children.