The Nice Girl Syndrome

The Nice Girl Syndrome

Stop Being Manipulated and Abused--and Start Standing up for Yourself

Book - 2008
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How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feelfree to be their true selves

Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulateyou? 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 helpedthousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusiverelationships, can show you how to take control of your life andtake care of yourself.

Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be NiceGirls, because women who are too nice send the message that theyare easy targets and are much more likely to be victimizedemotionally, physically, and sexually. She identifies the sevendifferent types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which typeor types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether theNice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or inmanipulative situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs andbehaviors that are holding you back.

Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keepyou stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier,more empowering ones Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with whohave found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and startstanding up for themselves "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower itsreaders."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who hashelped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusiverelationships

Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practicalprescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by stephow to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons, 2008
ISBN: 9780470179383
0470179384
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 155.633 ENG

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sunnyday247 Oct 23, 2011

A must read for abused women and those who want to understand and help them.
An outstanding book.
5 Stars

For a complete understanding, I just read "Nice Girls Just Don't Get It" by Lois Frankel.

These 2 books together, can change your life from always putting others needs ahead of your own because your "so nice" aka "people know they can take advantage of you and do". You answer a request with yes, even though you'd rather say no...but "nice" girls believe they have to be agreeable or else people won't like them and or will withhold their love.

These 2 books together show you how you got to be like this in the first place and help you logically to look and think how being "nice" has impacted your life and, most importantly not gotten the life you want and or need.

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