Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them

When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why

by Susan Forward,

Is this the way love is supposed to feel?

• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?
• Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?
• Is he extremely jealous and possessive?
• Does he switch from charm to anger without warning?
• Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments?
• Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or sex to punish you?
• Does he blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship?
• Do you find yourself “walking on eggs” and apologizing all the time?

If the questions here reveal a familiar pattern, you may be in love with a misogynist — a man who loves you, yet causes you tremendous pain because he acts as if he hates you.

In this superb self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in these negative relationships to help you understand your man’s destructive pattern and the part you play in it.

She shows how to break the pattern, heal the hurt, regain your self-respect, and either rebuild your relationship or find the courage to love a truly loving man.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Susan Forward's Toxic Parents. 
  • Random House Publishing Group; July 2011
  • ISBN 9780307797667
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
  • Author: Susan Forward; Joan Torres
  • Imprint: Bantam

In The Press

"Very important and much needed...This how-to book  could be a lifesaver." -- Abigail Van Buren,  "Dear Abby"

"A must  read for any woman who has ever been in a  destructive relationship." -- Sonya Friedman,  Ph.D., author of Smart Cookies Don't  Crumble


From the Paperback edition.

About The Author

Susan Forward, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer, and author of the number one New York Times bestsellers Toxic Parents and Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, as well as Betrayal of Innocence: Incest and Its Devastation, Money Demons, Emotional Blackmail, When Your Lover Is a Liar, and Toxic In-Laws.

In addition to her private practice, for five years she hosted a daily ABC talk-radio program. She has also served widely as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many southern California medical and psychiatric facilities, and she formed the first private sexual abuse treatment center in California. She lives in Los Angeles and has two grown children.

Dr. Forward maintains offices in Sherman Oaks, California. For further information, call (818) 986-1161.


Joan Torres is an award-winning freelance writer with extensive movie and television credits.


From the Trade Paperback edition.