Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One Strong Women Aren't Nice. 1 The High Price of Being Too Nice. 2 How did We Get So Nice? 3 The Ten False Beliefs That Set Women Up to Be Used and Abused. Part Two From False Beliefs to Empowering Beliefs. 4 Stop Putting Other's Feelings and Needs ahead of Your Own. 5 Stop Believing That Being Nice Will Protect You. 6 Stop Worrying about What Other People Think of You. 7 Stop Trying to Be Perfect. 8 Stop Being Gullible and Naive. 9 Start Standing Up for Your Rights. 10 Start Expressing Your Anger. 11 Learn How to Handle Conflict. 12 Start Facing the Truth about People. 13 Start Supporting and Protecting Yourself. Part Three From Nice Girl to Strong Woman. 14. The Four C's: Developing Confidence, Competence, Conviction, and Courage. References. Index.
BEVERLY ENGEL, an internationally recognized expert in emotional and sexual abuse, is the author of numerous successful books, including The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, Loving Him without Losing You, and Healing Your Emotional Self. Engel has appeared on many national television shows, including Oprah. Her work has been featured in publications such as O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Psychology Today, and the Washington Post.