This book aims to be one of the few that actually take into account the deep confusion victims feel about their abusers. It addresses the insecurity of the victim, acknowledging that many people will hold out until the very end, hoping that the abuser, someone they are deeply in love with, will change.
For this reason, the book not only addresses how to leave an emotionally abusive relationship, but how to stay, if needed, and survive. Readers receive a “checklist” for each option, where the book breaks down what needs to be kept in mind, what should be prepared, and what boundaries need to be set in each case. Extra topics covered in the book are how to intervene on a friend’s emotional abuse situation, and what emotional abuse “hooks” are to avoid getting caught with.