relationships-friendships, couples, coworkers, family-start off caring,
happy, safe, healthy. But sometimes, for reasons known or unknown,
one member of the relationship starts behaving in unsafe, threatening,
abusive or controlling ways. This creates a dilemma-you now care
for and fear the same person. What to do?
Strong first looks at fear-what is is, when it is helpful and when
it isn't, and how it can invade relationships. Many people try to
adapt to the co-existence of love and fear. Can the relationship
be made safe again? Six types of adaptations are examined to see
how or if they solve the problem with case examples to illustrate the
The final section
focuses on empowerment-the one alternative that can be address the
love/fear dilemma and help people be Together and Strong.