How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feelfree to be their true selves Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulateyou? Do coworkers take advantage of you? If this sounds familiar,read The Nice Girl Syndrome. In this breakthrough guide,renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helpedthousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusiverelationships, can show you how to take control of your life andtake care of yourself. Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be NiceGirls, because women who are too nice send the message that theyare easy targets and are much more likely to be victimizedemotionally, physically, and sexually. She identifies the sevendifferent types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which typeor types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether theNice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or inmanipulative situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs andbehaviors that are holding you back. * Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keepyou stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier,more empowering ones * Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with whohave found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and startstanding up for themselves * "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower itsreaders."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) * Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who hashelped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusiverelationships Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practicalprescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by stephow to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.