Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner

By Leslie Morgan Steiner

At 22, Leslie Morgan Steiner looked as if it would have all of it: a Harvard degree, a glamorous activity at Seventeen magazine, a downtown manhattan urban condominium. Plus a good-looking, humorous, street-smart boyfriend who cherished her. yet in the back of her façade of luck, this golden woman concealed a gloomy mystery. She'd made a mistake shared through hundreds of thousands: she fell in love with the incorrect person.

At first Leslie and Conor appeared as ideal jointly as their fairy-tale marriage ceremony. Then got here the fights she attempted to disregard: he driven her down the steps of the home they received jointly, poured espresso grinds over her hair as she dressed for a severe activity interview, choked her in the course of a controversy, and threatened her with a gun. numerous occasions, he got here with regards to making sturdy on his chance to kill her. With each one assault, Leslie misplaced one other piece of herself.

Gripping and totally compelling, Crazy Love takes you contained in the violent, devastating global of abusive love. Conor stated he’d been abused in view that he used to be a tender boy, and love and rage danced in detail jointly in his psyche. Why didn’t Leslie depart? She stayed simply because she enjoyed him. discover for your self if she had fallen actually in love – or right into a mental capture. Crazy Love will draw you in -- and not permit cross.

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There is not space here to replicate its arguments but it is recommended reading. g. difficulty of the child, emotional stress on the caregiver, etc) is great enough, although people vary in the degree to which they are ‘prone’ to act in an abusive manner. (p. 723) Garbarino makes the important distinction between the sufficient and necessary conditions for child abuse to occur, observing that ‘the absence of required necessary conditions effectively ‘disarms’ the sufficient conditions’ (p. 725).

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