When we think of domestic abuse, what comes to mind? The woman who is beaten and afraid to leave the relationship. Elderly who are at the mercy of spouses, children, or hired help. The spouse who may not hit but who controls all points of contact with the “outside” world. The spouse or boyfriend who belittles, isolates, or limits access to financial resources. The disabled person and his/her caregiver who begin to get crushed by the relentless pressure of coping with the challenges of disease and life.
What we don’t think about as often is what happens after the abuse? Can survivors go on to find healthy relationships?
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After Domestic Abuse: Finding a Healthy Relationship