When Love Hurts is the first title to be published by WomanKind
Press (expected in the Fall, 1999). It is unique in both content
and style, as it encourages women to trust their own experience
as a source of wise counsel, and it offers practical information
and step-by-step exercises that make it a true self-help
resource. Real examples drawn from women's own experiences are
used throughout the book, making it poignant and compelling to
read, and adding to its practical applicability.
While designed for individual women to use on their own, initial
feedback from professionals and institutions is that it will
become an invaluable resource to both specialising and general
professionals such as counsellors, transition house workers,
hospital staff, community workers, social workers, teachers and
When Love Hurts is co-authored by Jill Cory and
Karen McAndless-Davis who both have years of experience working
with survivors of relationship abuse in both individual and group
settings. Jill's experience also includes many years as a
transition house worker. She is currently the Co-ordinator for
the Domestic Violence Intervention Program at Women's Hospital
in Vancouver, B.C.
Karen is herself a survivor of abuse. One of the unique features
of the book is the way in which snapshots of Karen's own
experience are used to introduce each chapter. Karen is currently
the Director of Connections, an outreach and counselling program
for women who have experienced abuse in their relationships.
The book will retail for $17.95 and be available to bookstores
for the standard 40% discount. It will also be available to
organizations and institutions at a 30-40% discount for multiple
copies. Women currently in appropriate counselling programs can
also take advantage of a discount. The book is a 7" X 9" perfect
bound, 112 page trade paperback.