This book will play a critical role in breaking down the walls of silence and setting free millions of women and children in our society who are being subjected to inhuman treatment by the society in general.The book will take you through the many stages of abuse: from women abuse to child abuse. The cycle of control and the psychological effect of battering have been researched thoroughly. The book will take you through the cycle of abuse and control with special emphasis on why women stay in an abusing relationships, the characteristics of the abuser and his / her victim, the warning signs, the excuses abusers use, effects of abuse on children, crisis counseling, voicing the violence, crisis intervention, qualities of a good crisis counsellor, planning to leave, personalized safety plan, and many others. Part two of the book will take you through over 20 real life case studies of abuse in our society. All case studies have been taken from all over the world, from Cape Town to Cairo, North Pole to South Pole, and from New York to Tokyo.