Book Description

About the Author Ann Silvers, MA is a counselor, relationship coach, hypnotherapist and author living in Washington State, US. Ann?s first career was as a Medical Lab Technologist. She worked in Microbiology labs in large hospitals for seven years before becoming a stay-at-home mom when her children were born. Her desire to not parent the way she had been parented spurred on her passion for self-help books. When her children were young, Ann was invited by a counselor to teach her parenting class. Ann went on to be a trained relationship skills workshop facilitator and returned to school in her thirties to get the degrees to be a counselor. She earned a Bachelor?s of Science in Psychology and Minor in Women?s Studies from the University of Washington and a Master?s in Counseling degree from Antioch University in Seattle. Ann?s science training and counseling education help her have a unique take on intangible subjects like emotions. She has found a way to systematically break down these topics into concrete easy-to-grasp explanations and instructions that people find quickly usable and helpful. Before and after opening a counseling private practice, Ann developed materials to help people learn and practice healthy communication, emotion and relationship skills. These materials went through many different versions as experience pointed out ways they could be improved. Eventually, Ann published those products to make them accessible to a broader audience. Like many people, Ann was blind to the idea that men were being abused by their wives and girlfriends. Her eyes were opened when she witnessed a male friend being abused by his wife. Once her eyes were opened, she saw how prevalent abuse of men by women is. She realized that she had been missing the abuse of men in some of her clients and she became much better at recognizing the signs that a woman was being abusive or a man was being abused. Ann was frustrated by the information vacuum that exists for, and about, men, women, and families in this situation. In writing 'Abuse OF Men BY Women: It Happens, It Hurts, and It's Time to Get Real About It,' Ann followed Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison?s advice that ?if there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn?t been written yet, then you must write it,? with a bit of a twist: ?if there is a book that you want people to read, but it hasn?t been written yet, then you must write it.? Read more