Although many of the stories in Dating the Wrong Men are funny or entertaining, the book touches on very serious relationship issues like domestic violence and addictions. Since our audio listeners don’t have the ability to see some of these resources, we’ve provided them here.
The chapter on dating “Abusive Men” references the Cycle of Violence. The cycle of abuse is a social cycle theory developed in 1979 by Lenore E. Walker to explain patterns of behavior in an abusive relationship. Below is the author’s interpretation of the cycle. You can read in more detail about the phases here
The Other Women’s Crisis Resources Mentioned in the Book:
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Women Helping Battered Women
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Women Helping Women
“The Junkie” chapter in the book deals with the issues of addiction and what goes along with dating an addict or alcoholic. Along with the insight of what is in the book, here are the resources of professionals that are referenced.
Worldwide fellowships for those affected by someone else’s addiction.
Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.