Why Do We Stay?

How My Toxic Relationship Can Help You Find Freedom

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Pub Date 30 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 07 May 2024

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You or someone you love may be in a toxic relationship, but it doesn't have to stay that way. In this compassionate and practical resource, Stephanie Quayle shares her powerful story alongside psychologist Dr. W. Keith Campbell's professional insights to give you the help and hope you need—and remind you that you are not alone.

When Stephanie lost her boyfriend in a plane crash, she faced intense grief and pain. Nothing compared, though, to the shock of discovering she had not been the only woman in his life. As her world unraveled around her, Stephanie realized that it had actually been unraveling from the start of their relationship—back when he promised her everything.

In Why Do We Stay? Stephanie draws on her story to explain how to spot a toxic relationship, how to get out, and how to heal. Mental health expert Dr. W. Keith Campbell joins her in helping you see that:

  • You can make a change in your life
  • There are warning signs to look for and ways to spot an unhealthy relationship
  • You don’t have to be a victim to narcissism or gaslighting or lose years of your life
  • Whether you stay in or leave your relationship, healing and freedom are possible

 

Why Do We Stay? is ideal for:

  • Those who feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship
  • Those who are recovering from a toxic relationship
  • Readers searching for a resource—for themselves or for a friend—on narcissism, gaslighting, compulsive lying, and other destructive behaviors

 

With a powerful blend of clinical research, gripping storytelling, and unvarnished hope, Why Do We Stay? empowers you to make changes in your life. You are not alone.

Discover a way forward.

You or someone you love may be in a toxic relationship, but it doesn't have to stay that way. In this compassionate and practical resource, Stephanie Quayle shares her powerful story alongside...


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WHY DO WE STAY great question.
The answer is simple, we are afraid
1. to be alone
2. to be alone with yourself

BEING ALONE today is not <normal> being without a partner, husband, etc... it is simply understood that you have someone, and what kind of person he is is another question. People today base their relationship on sexuality, and passion is not a sustainable foundation. Because we can also feel passion towards others. So many are tied to someone sexually and everything else is unstable - there is no partnership, friendship, empathy, etc

BEING ALONE WITH YOURSELF many are insecure and do not have enough courage to pave their own way, that's why they are looking for someone

but the saddest thing is being ALONE and having someone next to you - and not having LOVE

If I could speak all languages,
and I wouldn't have love,
I would be brass that groans
or a tinkling cymbal,
just dust and smoke without love.


If I had the gift of prophecy
and knew the secrets of all knowledge.
If by the power of faith I were to move above,
without love I am nothing.


Love is patient,
love is benevolent,
she does not envy
do not boast, do not be arrogant;
she's not polite, she doesn't ask for her own,
she is not irritable, forgives, forgets evil.


Prophecy, it will disappear;
tongues, tongues will be silent;
Knowledge, it will disappear;
Only love will never end...


Love is patient,
love is benevolent,
she does not envy
do not boast, do not be arrogant;
she's not polite, she doesn't ask for her own,
she is not irritable, forgives, forgets evil.

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With amazing insight, Stephanie Quayle shares her story, one so personal yet written in a way that others can relate to. Her words allow the things she has learned in life to penetrate their own damaged hearts on the way to finding healing too.

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The necessity of this books existence breaks my heart. I feel this book deep in my bones. Domestic violence needs to end. Thank you Netgalley for my advanced copy.

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