Books on dating and self esteem
Now that may sound a little overdramatic, but when I first read those words in Dale Carnegie’s self-help classic, it got me thinking.
Why should I be afraid of going forward and bettering myself?
Their feelings of low self-worth lead them to feel that they need to control a partner in order to hang on to them.
When a healthy self-esteem is held by our children and young adults, they are less likely to get into and/or stay in an abusive dating relationship or to become an abuser.I was reading How to Win Friends & Influence People and feeling a little ashamed about it.I guess it’s because there’s a certain stigma attached to the idea of a man admitting he’s not perfect and that he could use a little help. I’ve now realised that this way of thinking is completely flawed. If a couple hundred pages of the right book can improve your life, it’s well worth the small investment.Basically, dating violence offenders always feel the need to be in control of their partners (victims).The less control an offender feels, the more they want to hurt and the greater the attempts to control.