About Carol-Ann


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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.

I Dare You! includes an unflinching exposé of the author’s personal experiences with emotional abuse and her journey towards self-awareness. The reader will find inspirational and true stories that trace the faltering, though courageous, steps some women have taken to live and love without the relentless daily trauma of emotional abuse.

If you are unsure of what to do next, you might find the list of places for information and help useful.

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About Carol-Ann

Carol-Ann Marshall is originally from Barbados, but spent her adult life studying and living inPhoto-Shoot-1-December-20 Canada. She has degrees in Geography and Education and has taught in Canada and Japan. Ms Marshall lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she has worked in the human rights field and in large organizations that help resolve complaints concerning emotional abuse between managers, employees, and coworkers.

Ms. Marshall is appalled by the global spate of partner abuse that seemed to reach a tipping point in 2014. Galvanized by a variety of women’s personal accounts on social media and sensitized by her first-hand knowledge of the topic, she wrote I Dare You! Conquer Fear and Free Yourself from Emotional Abuse. This book is her passionate contribution to continuing the long overdue conversation about abuse against women.