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Get hold of the resource that is inspiring millions of women around the world to take that all important first step, ie: to finally acknowledge it to themselves that what they are experiencing is abuse and why they simply MUST do something about it if they are ever to create freedom from the daily trauma and reclaim their passion for life with ..

Are you in a Toxic Relationship?

If your relationship leaves you feeling hurt, confused or bad about yourself more often than it brings you joy - it may be that it's controlling & abusive

If that's what's going on for you, you're about as far from alone as you could possibly imagine!

Millions of women the world over suffer devastating coercive control & domestic abuse on a daily basis

And shockingly, in amongst the horrifying statistics are untold numbers of women whose self-confidence has been so chipped away and their self-esteem brought so low over time in their relationships .. and yet they don't even realise that what they are experiencing is in fact
They just know that something feels all wrong.

A common reason why this slips under the radar is because they're being 'gas-lit' (by behaviour commonly referred to as 'gas-lighting': a form of psychological manipulation that has the effect of causing the person being targeted to doubt their own thoughts, perceptions of reality & memories, resulting in confusion; self-doubt; loss of confidence & self-esteem, for example)

Some common gas-lighting tactics:

'you're imagining things'
'you just take everything too personally'
'I didn't say that'
'I don't mean any harm'
'there's something wrong with you'
'it's just a bit of banter'
'you're just being a drama queen'
'you're losing the plot'
.. and so on

In other words ..
it has become a 'normal' part of daily life!


The culture that raised men to think abusive language & behaviour is the way men are supposed to act - especially toward women!

To be clear, we're not talking run of the mill couple spats, or 'typical' relationship disagreements such as 'all couples have' from time to time, but a systematic form of behaviour used by one person toward another that is sometimes subtle, sometimes not so much, but always intentionally manipulative & damaging .. to undermine the other and maintain control in the relationship!

Pretty insidious, right?

Abusive behaviour comes in many forms .. including name-calling, criticism, put downs & insults; minimising, ridiculing, dismissing & treating you as less important or irrelevant, invalidating you; not supporting your right to have an opinion; using sexual coercion; being  unfaithful; verbal bullying, yelling & swearing at you, giving you the silent treatment; 'punishing' you for things he invented in his head - irrational jealousy, making unfounded accusations; financial control - claiming family income as his own, making you have to ask for money; withholding love & affection; not contributing equally to domestic responsibilities, parenting/childcare, creating a good relationship; not caring about your feelings or needs, allowing you no privacy, being cold & remote; curtailing your freedom, 'monitoring' & micro-managing your life, demanding you explain where you've been & with whom, isolating you from your family & friends; using emotional manipulation/blackmail; making threats [overt or implied]; damaging your things or hurting your pets; bad-mouthing you ..

and that's just for starters .. before we even address the most outwardly obvious types of abuse, ie: the physical kind

which includes such crimes as sexual assault, rape & other forms of domestic violence that leave thousands of women every year severely traumatised; wounded; scarred; with permanent life-altering injuries .. or even dead!

Don't be one of them!

The statistics are truly staggering!

Believe it or not No 1: Despite the pain & devastation of living with any or all of the above, millions of women spend YEARS going through it before they realise some really important things:
a) that they have power within them to change their lives;
b) that they have a right to;
c) that with the correct support, they can learn how to make sure they never again end up in the same situation with another partner (which is a trap literally millions of women fall into!);
d) that they can learn HOW to rebuild shattered self-esteem, find the self-respect/value/belief and unshakable confidence that life hadn't equipped them with before; and
e) that they can find joy, freedom and true happiness - often for the first time ever!

Believe it or not No 2: Coercive & Controlling Behaviour is now considered a criminal offence!

Believe it or not No 3: you have something NOBODY can control
[without your cooperation]

and you can learn how to utilise it ..
 with the right knowledge, a few fairly simple refinements & the right support & encouragement .. to break free of the tyranny of coercive control & abuse


.. AND ..
without ever needing to feel you have to 'fight' for anything ..

* with no loss of connection to your femininity *
* with no taking him on or lowering yourself to meet an 'out of control' man where he's at in any moment of the controlling behaviour cycle *
* with no cooperation with his controlling behaviour *
* with no loss of dignity *
* with no treading on eggshells *
* with no exhausting 'power-struggle' *

You have to believe that we
- Women -
CAN Change This!

In fact, it's unquestionably women who WILL change it! 

We only have to learn 'How' we're going to do it ..

Get hold of this profoundly insightful breakthrough resource that is inspiring women around the world to take that all important first step, ie: to finally acknowledge it to themselves that what they are experiencing is abuse and to recognise why they simply MUST do something about it if they are ever to create freedom from the daily trauma and reclaim their passion for life with ..

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The Straight Talk on Audible

The powerful audio copy of the eBook
will enable you to listen wherever you are and deeply embed
the tremendously important messages of this work
into your psyche so as to help lay down new
patterns of thinking that will empower you to take
consistent effective action.

(Recorded by Author)

Click the button below to hear a Sample

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This is such a compelling and hugely important piece of work .. and it will set you on the path to freedom from abuse

You may be encouraged to know that among the voices getting behind The Straight Talk are all kinds of people, including men who are in relationships with women [some of whom have acknowledged that they've been prone to abusive patterns of behaviour] and even reports of regretful tears.

Read what others have had to say about the impact this eBook has had on them below ..

Testimonials for The Straight Talk

About the Author

Trish Brennan

Trish Brennan

Chief Trainer & CEO

Leading Edge Communication

I've been there, as have many women I know and have known personally; all of the clients I've worked with on the Everything Changed course & women who have participated in the Badass Boundaries Coaching Programme!

After finally making my own break with an abusive relationship, I made it my mission to 1) make sure I didn't find myself in that situation again and to
2) support other women in reclaiming and stepping into their power to break the cycle once and for all.

I do this through my company


Assertiveness, Boundary Setting, Confidence, Communication &  Relationship Training, Mentoring & Personal Development for Women

Living with abusive behaviour is not only degrading and incredibly destructive to your peace of mind, your spiritual, emotional, psychological and even physical wellbeing [as well as that of any children you may have] but also to every single outcome you experience in your life. Yet once you know how to do communication better, and learn how to reclaim you absolute authenticity - which includes honouring your own needs, expressing your feelings assertively, setting good boundaries and a few other simple yet highly effective methodologies - you'll be amazed at the profound effect these basics will have on your life and every relationship in it!

The best news of all is that once you master these things, you'll never look back .. and you'll never cooperate with abusive and controlling behaviour from other people who haven't learned the art of relating from a space of respect and equality again.


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You can now order your copy of
The Straight Talk
& start taking back control
of YOUR precious life!

If you've been affected by abuse, past or present ..

This Will Be
The Best Thing You Ever Did
For Yourself!

(Audible / Kindle / Paperback)

(Please Note: You will be directed to Amazon to complete your order)

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