Table of contents for How to spot a dangerous man before you get involved / Sandra L. Brown.

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Contents
Important Note	6
Contents	7
Foreword	10
Acknowledgements	11
Preface	12
Chapter 1: Understanding the Face of Dangerousness	17
The Psychology of Choosing Dangerous Men	17
Minimizing and Glamorizing	19
Developing Your Own Language for Dangerous	20
Categories of Dangerous Men	21
A Few Words about Pathology and Personality Disorders	23
"But My Man Isn't Clinically Pathological!"	24
What Causes Pathology?	25
What You Can Expect from a Pathological Man	27
Pathological vs. Chronic Disorders	28
What Should You Do If You're Already Involved with a Dangerous Man?	29
Not All Men Are Dangerous	30
Meet Tori	30
Chapter 2: Red Flags and Red Alerts: Knowing, Sensing, Being Aware-and Following Through
	33
Your Built-In Danger-Alert System	33
Why Do Women Ignore Their Red Flags?	36
Tori's Red Flags	41
Your Own Red Flags	42
What Other Women's Red Flags Can Teach You	42
Implications	45
Telling Yourself the Truth	45
Women's Sabotaging Behaviors	46
Conclusions	48
A Gift from Your Sisters	49
Chapter 3: The Permanent Clinger	51
Alan Adoration-Turned-Suffocation	51
Who They Seek	53
Why They Are Successful	54
Women's Stories	54
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	58
Your Defense Strategy	58
Women's Insights	59
Chapter 4: The Parental Seeker	60
Tommy Teenager	60
Who They Seek	62
Why They Are Successful	63
Women's Stories	64
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	67
Your Defense Strategy	67
Women's Insights	69
Chapter 5: The Emotionally Unavailable Man	70
Donnie Don't-Call-Me-I'll-Call-You	70
Who They Seek	73
Why They Are Successful	74
Women's Stories	77
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	80
Your Defense Strategy	81
Women's Insights	82
Chapter 6: The Man with the Hidden Life	85
Hank the Hider	85
Who They Seek	86
Why They Are Successful	87
Women's Stories	88
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	91
Your Defense Strategy	92
Women's Insights	93
Chapter 7: The Mentally Ill Man	94
Mike the Meltdown	94
Who They Seek	96
Why They Are Successful	97
Women's Stories	98
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	102
Your Defense Strategy	103
Women's Insights	105
Chapter 8: The Addict	107
Paul Partyboy	107
Types of Addictions	109
Who They Seek	109
Why They Are Successful	110
Women's Stories	111
Seeing Addictions in Stories from Other Chapters	112
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	113
Your Defense Strategy	114
Women's Insights	115
Chapter 9: The Abusive or Violent Man	118
Victor the Viper	118
What Constitutes Abuse?	119
Who They Seek	120
Why They Are Successful	121
Women's Stories	122
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	125
Your Defense Strategy	126
Women's Insights	128
Help for Women in Abusive Relationships	128
Chapter 10: The Emotional Predator	130
Howard the Hunter	130
Who They Seek	132
Why They Are Successful	133
Women's Stories	134
Any Woman's Story	139
Preying On Compassion	140
Red-Alert Behavioral Checklist	140
Your Defense Strategy	141
Women's Insights	142
Chapter 11: Signs of a Bad Dating Choice	144
Boundaries and Their Role in Healthy Relationships	144
Healthy Versus Unhealthy Relationships	146
Specific Signs of a Bad Dating Choice	147
For Women Involved with a Dangerous Man: Deciding Whether to Leave or Stay	148
Questionnaire: Am I in Danger of Dating More Dangerous Men?	149
Chapter 12: To Thine Own Self Be True: Learning to Heed Your Red Flags	151
How Women Fail to Honor Their Red Flags	151
Universal Red Flags	153
Mythical Assumptions	154
The Many Stories of Katie	155
Mythical Conclusions	158
Chapter 13: New Life, New Choices	161
Sierra's Success Story	161
Jenna's Success Story	162
Your Success Story	163
In Closing	163
Appendix	165
Childhood Disorders	165
Mood Disorders	165
Anxiety Disorders	166
Personality Disorders (Pathological Disturbances)	166
Psychotic or Delusional Disorders	168
Substance-Related Disorders	168
Resources	169
Workbook	169
Author's Website	169
Author's How to Spot a Dangerous Man Workshops	169
Resources for Women in Abusive Relationships	169
Books	169
Websites	170
Services	171
Index	172

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Man-woman relationships.
Dating (Social customs).
Abused women -- Psychology.
Abusive men -- Psychology.
Violence in men.
Self-esteem in women.