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Are you suffering in a painful relationship, uncertain whether to stay or go?
Do you feel confused, trapped, exhausted, or distressed in a partnership with someone who is inconsistent, cruel, unkind, crazy-making, volatile, or completely self-serving?
Are you considering ending the relationship but feeling uncertain if that's the best thing or worrying about how to exit safely and gracefully?
Do you fear that you'll never be able to recover if you leave?
In The Five Step Exit, clinical sociologist Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW offers clear, practical, and straight-forward strategies for exiting toxic relationships and moving into robust recovery, ease, and happiness.
Written in a warm and accessible style, The Five Step Exit offers partners in toxic relationships a unique and practical resource: a rational, compassionate five-stage process for planning and executing an exit, responding skillfully to the dramatic challenges you may face when you do, and recovering your happiness, health, and joy as you put a difficult relationship behind you.
Dr. Ault's Five Step Exit recognizes the commonalities among the crazy-making behavior patterns psychologists identify as narcissistic, anti-social, and borderline personality disorders, as well as the subtle differences between them. Designed for significant others and spouses of people across these categories, including partners in heterosexual, same-sex, and queer marriages and dating relationships, the Five Step Exit will speak to you if you are suffering in a heart-breaking, crazy-making relationship.
Organized into five sections that give you strategic guidance, explicit steps, and heart-centered practices, The Five Step Exit offers comfort, encouragement, and wisdom to anyone preparing to make the liberating move of leaving a toxic relationship in the interest of living their best life possible.
You deserve to be free of relationship suffering. You deserve to be in a relationship with someone who loves, cherishes, respects, and supports you, someone who consistently brings you joy. This may be hard to imagine right now, but it is possible for you. The Five Step Exit will help you make it happen.
What readers are saying
In this slim, wonderful book, Dr. Ault promises to take you, step by step, through the process of disengaging from an abusive partner — and she delivers. I'm author of Lovefraud.com and have read many books about dealing with disordered people. This is the most clear, concise and helpful “how to” for breaking away from a toxic person that I have ever read.
~ Donna Andersen, Lovefraud.com