This is an amazing article.
Personally, there are a lot of people who ask how they can get someone they love out of an abusive situation. Too often, I think that also takes the choice away from the ‘victim’. Which is maybe why some people go back. In my opinion, the best way to help a victim who is being abused, is to empower them to make their own choices.
If you are in an abusive relationship, and still living with your partner, my thoughts are with you. I hope you will find this article helpful/encouraging.
(Content Warning: Intimate Partner Violence)
If you’re being abused by your partner, and you’re reading this right now, then you have awe-inspiring strength.
You’re suffering, but you have the courage to seek out ideas on how to take care of yourself.
I’m guessing you haven’t come across many tips like these. When I was being abused, the only advice I found was about how to leave an abusive partner, or how to heal after you’ve left.
But for a long time, I wasn’t ready to leave. And you and I aren’t the only ones to stay with a partner who’s been abusive.
The very nature of intimate partner violence (IPV) is that it often escalates gradually over time. Then, before you know it, you’re in a relationship marked by abuse, with no end in sight. On average, survivors attempt to leave seven times
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