In the Name of Love: Abusive Controlling Relationships, an Educational DVD from the Cult Education Institute


  1. Introduction
  2. Why Some Experts Call Abusive Controlling Relationships “Cult-Like”?
  3. “Battered Woman’s Syndrome”
  4. Brainwashing and Battered Women
  5. What Kind of People are Abusers
  6. Early Warning Signs
  7. Intervention
  8. Coping Strategies
  9. Recovery from An Abusive Controlling relationship

“I laughed when you asked are these fellows walking around with a copy of Robert Jay Lifton’s book on thought reform in their back pocket…It was excellent!” — DVD buyer

In the Name of Love:
Abusive Controlling Relationships





One third of American women report that at some time in their lives they were involved in abusive controlling and often violent relationships. Entertainer Tina Turner and Nicole Brown Simpson were just two well-known examples. Why don’t the victims of abusive partners leave? What draws them into and holds them much like prisoners within destructive and potentially unsafe relationships?

 alt=Cult expert and intervention specialist Rick Ross explains this phenomenon in a breakthrough analysis presented on DVD and video. Ross parallels the process and dynamics of “cult brainwashing” to what has been called the “battered woman syndrome.”

Step-by-step the man Time Magazine named a “veteran cult watcher” details in-depth how a parent, sibling or friend can recognize an abusive controlling relationship and respond to its consequences. From warning signs to coping strategies Ross relates the frequently subtle process of manipulation that draws unsuspecting people into abusive situations in the name of love. He offers a synthesis of research and first-hand observations based upon professional experience. Learn to avoid a controlling relationship or how a careful considered family response can help the victim of an abusive partner break free.

“This DVD should be seen by every person entering the dating scene. A superb account of the manipulation, control aspects and red flags of an abuser’s behavior that will enable everyone to spot these predators. This DVD is a magnificent breakthrough–a must-have for every classroom, women’s shelter, and abuse websites everywhere.”
— Darla Boughton, Manager Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Psychopath forums at MSN


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