Marie H. Browne, R.N., Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and professor of psychiatric nursing for thirty-four years, maintains a thriving private practice providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Her specialties include treating adolescent and adult victims of abuse, as well as their families.
Marlene M. Browne, Esq., a lawyer licensed in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Colorado, is the author of several books. In addition to writing with and without her mother, Marie, Ms. Browne lectures on the law and other topics, appearing regularly as an expert guest on local and national media outlets.
Author Web site: www.marlenebrowne.com/AbusedMan.htm
BookEnds: Describe your book in 50 words or less.
Marie: Written for the partner of a male abuse victim, this ground-breaking book is informed by case studies from real patients, practical applications, and authoritative research, offering the reader the ultimate guide for her relationship. Sensitive, yet authoritative, this book offers candor, compassion, and, ultimately, help concerning this taboo topic.
BookEnds: What is your favorite thing about this book?
Marlene: De-stigmatizing abusive boyhood experiences endured by the reader’s partner and exposing the prevalent damage that can still affect his relationships.
BookEnds: Who do you consider the audience for your book?
Marie: Reflective and concerned couples seeking relationship insights, to identify and deal with lingering abusive childhood experiences.
BookEnds: How do you think your book is important to readers?
Marlene: The taboo topic of abused and victimized boys is deconstructed and explained, enlightening the reader and her partner to the possibility of transcending his childhood trauma.
BookEnds: If readers only take away one thing from your book, what would you like it to be?
Marie: Hope and compassion for men that where abused as children.
BookEnds: What was the most difficult part of writing this book?
Marlene: Learning how common it is for boys to suffer abuse.
BookEnds: Is there anything we missed or anything you would like to add?
Marlene and Marie: We hope to make the world aware that abuse happens nearly as often to boys as to girls. And, as victims and survivors, these men need as much understanding as the women victims; but in a way that will be effective, given our culture and the expectations we have for men, and that men have for themselves.
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