Stephen T. McCrea has written a book called “Jerk Radar: How to Stop a Bad Relationship Before It Starts.”
Have you ever gone out with someone who seemed perfect at first, but ended up being a nightmare? Do you find yourself falling in love but ending up feeling disrespected and used? Would you like to make sure that something like that never happens to you (or someone you care about) again? If so, this book is written for you.
There are lots of books about how to tell if you’re in an abusive relationship. This book will keep you from getting into one in the first place.
Jerk Radar will help you see how a Jerk takes advantage of common cultural expectations and romantic myths to blind you to his true intentions. It will give you concrete ways to test out his intentions in the course of a normal conversation. And the Jerk Radar Quiz provides an effective tool to screen every partner for Jerky tendencies well before obviously selfish behavior emerges. Full of true stories from abuse survivors, Jerk Radar pulls no punches in exposing what Jerks do and why we fall for it. This is a useful, down-to-earth, practical guide to avoiding a bad relationship instead of recovering from one. Read it today – it just may change your life!
I know Steve from many years ago when I ran a website called Artemis which was for survivors of domestic violence. Steve was a brave man to step into a female dominated message board and he spoke to women and sometimes men about dealing with their abusive relationships. He is a really good guy who is very empathic and sensitive to the needs of others. His voice was very popular to these women who needed to hear a man who was not abusive to compare with what they had at home. While I have never met Steve in person, we have advised each other over the years, talked shop and I can attest to the fact that he is a very knowledgeable guy.
Steve is also a happily married man of 25 years who shares raising three boys and a granddaughter. He has supervised volunteers with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program for many years. He also has co-chaired the Domestic Violence Intervention Council for Washington County, OR and has participated in the Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council since 2001.