Family Violence from a Communication Perspective
- Dudley D. Cahn - State University of New York, New Paltz, USA
- Sally A. Lloyd - Miami University, Ohio, USA, Miami University, USA
Covering spouse, child, elderly parent and courtship abuse, the contributors explore both commonalities and differences in emotional, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse. They illustrate how these different types of abuse stem from problematic communication patterns integral to the power imbalance inherent in abusive relationships. The contributors also suggest ways of modifying these patterns.