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How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feel free to be their
Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulate you? Do
coworkers take advantage of you? If this sounds familiar, read The Nice Girl
Syndrome . In this breakthrough guide, renowned author and therapist Beverly
Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally
abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take
care of yourself.
Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be Nice Girls, because
women who are too nice send the message that they are easy targets and are much
more likely to be victimized emotionally, physically, and sexually. She
identifies the seven different types of Nice Girls and helps you understand
which type or types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether the
Nice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or in manipulative
situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs and behaviors that are
holding you back. Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keep
you stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier, more
empowering ones Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with who
have found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and start standing up
for themselves "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower its
readers."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Written by renowned author and
therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave
emotionally abusive relationships
Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practical prescriptions, The
Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by step how to take control of your life and
be your own strong woman.