I Dare You! Conquer Fear and Free Yourself from Emotional Abuse is an urgent and compassionate call to consciousness for women in unhealthy relationships. Carol-Ann Marshall’s book focuses on emotional abuse while briefly touching on sexual, physical, psychological, and financial abuse. She encourages women to identify for themselves the true state of their unions—healthy or otherwise.
The author also challenges women to decide what quality of life they desire. Women who are ready for change will find the comprehensive “Safety Checklist of Pre- and Post-Planning Measures” invaluable in facilitating their choice. The workbook section at the end of the book invites women to answer difficult questions and record their thoughts and reactions to the various aspects of emotional abuse reviewed in the book.
If you are unsure of what to do next, you might find the list of places for information and help useful.