The Covered – available for purchase in March 2016 in 39,000 retail stores in 13 countries worldwide. Biography & Memoir
Alexis Nicole White is a young, eager and ambitious woman, ready to pursue her dreams and take on corporate America. As with many women, part of the way she viewed success was being in love and loved, in a healthy relationship. However, after disappointments both professionally and personally, Alexis is forced to look at her life and redefine what it means to have love, happiness and success.
In THE COVERED, Alexis reveals several ways women are involved in emotionally abusive relationships.
Emotional Abuse is alive and well. Contrary to popular belief, emotional abuse is not just something that happens from parent to child, or occur in teenage love affairs. Adult women face emotional distress in their relationships, daily. It can be with a significant other, family member or even “friends.”
Emotional Abuse is defined as being anything that subjects or exposes a person to a behavior that may result in psychological trauma. This includes anxiety, chronic depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder. It also leads to emotional scarring and pain. It is when individuals use coercion, manipulation or any disapproval tactics to force another individual to conform to their ideals and behaviors. Inevitably, the victim loses their self-confidence, self-worth and self-concept.
Women are guilty for abusing other women when they berating or belittling another woman for her personal choices and decisions. They use their words of guidance, advice and even wisdom to further insinuate, criticize or even accuse her of being stupid. All of these things affect a woman’s self-esteem because she begins to feel as though she is incapable of accessing a situation realistically for herself; victimizing her all over again because now she begins to blame herself for her problems.
One of the reasons why I am re-defining what emotional abuse is because many women believe that if it’s not physical, it’s not abuse.
That is simply not true. There are various forms of abuse that affect your emotional state of mind. They are: verbal, financial, sexual and physical abuse. Now, people can further abuse you by exploiting you risqué pictures online; to shame and humiliate you.
“The Covered” kept me locked in. Every time I had to step away from the book I was anxious to get back and find out what was going to happen next.
The author gives vivid details of the hardship she experienced as a young woman before she got a sense of balance in her life. Her journey was very unique and speaks on the notion that people are going to always comment on your lifestyle, but don’t let that become your reality. Do what suits you and in the end that’s what matters.
Not only is this book entertaining, it showcases several life lessons along the way. If you’re looking to dive into a book that keeps on edge, grab yourself a copy.
Thank You, Alexis Nicole White for sharing your story.
Learn how to…
- Set clear boundaries
- Trust your inner voice
- Not believe the hype
- Be prepared to walk-away
- Identify quality relationships and people
Links for Purchase:
Social Media Profile Links:
About Alexis Nicole White:
ALEXIS NICOLE WHITE is an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. As a graduate of Purdue University, Alexis dreamed of climbing the corporate ladder. However, life and relationship experiences have birthed another passion in Alexis. Today, this writer and speaker is passionate about raising awareness about emotional abuse in relationships. Her memoir, The Covered, highlights her journey with experiencing emotional abuse and how she survived and thrived. Her goal is to help other women, young and old, do the same – survive and thrive.