by Susan Brewster, M.S.S.W.
A person in an abusive relationship can be desperate for a solid base to turn to, an anchor to lend perspective and nurture self-esteem. This book will help you assess whether or not, and how, you might become that anchor.
To Be an Anchor in the Storm is the first hands-on guide for people who want to assist a friend or loved one in her struggle to escape domestic violence. The survivor of a batterer herself, Susan Brewster has counseled abused women for more than a decade. Now she weaves together lessons from her own life and many case histories, including the complete story of a woman called Jackie, as she supports her sister’s attempts to leave an abusive husband. (C) 2000, Seal Press, 236 pages