Why Do We Stay?

How My Toxic Relationship Can Help You Find Freedom

by Stephanie Quayle, W. Keith Campbell

On Sale: 2024-04-30

Price: $24.99

Book Summary

Why Do We Stay? combines singer Stephanie Quayle’s real-life experience in toxic relationships with professional insights from psychologist Dr. W. Keith Campbell to help you identify the signs of a toxic relationship and know what to do to break free.

About the Book

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.


'Many of us know someone or have found ourselves in a relationship that we know isn't right. Stephanie did, and I have watched her firsthand relive the heartbreak and heartache
of that time as she tried to search for the reason she stayed in an unhealthy dynamic. She wrote this book to help others who might find themselves in a toxic relationship, and I know
with Stephanie's honesty and vulnerability, this book will do just that.'

'Part memoir, part self-help book, Why Do We Stay? Mixes the well-told stories of country music star Stephanie Quayle's experiences in toxic relationships with commentary by social
psychologist Dr. Keith Campbell. Quayle writes movingly and transparently about the deep psychological scars experienced in a relationship and the many years it took to heal the subsequent wounds. Dr. Campbell, one of the world's foremost experts in the study of narcissism, defines psychological terms and discusses strategies for coping with wounds left from these relationships.'

'Hope-igniting, shame-eradicating-- Why Do We Stay? Provides absolution from the suffering many of us endure in silence, insulated by guilt and isolation. An empathy- and information-rich resource that gives voice to the voiceless, this book is brimming with heart-expanding vulnerability, healing insights, and radical honesty.'

'In Why Do We Stay? Stephanie grieves many things--a romantic relationship, the dream of what could have been, and the years she lost in that relationship. We all have a personal journey with grief. This book outlines Stephanie's journey through loss, which informed how she grieved, and which ultimately brought her back to herself.'

'Most great relationships don't start with a bang. In this excellent book, you will learn how to get off that emotional roller coaster before it ruins your life.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400244515
  • ISBN 10: 140024451X
  • Imprint: Harper Celebrate
  • On Sale: 2024-04-30
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Publisher: Harper Celebrate
  • Publication Date: 2024-04-30
  • Category 1 : SELF-HELP / Abuse
  • Category 2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse
  • Category 3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health