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Dr. Ford on Domestic Violence: Helping Someone in an Abusive Relationship

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

One of the mistakes friends, family, and even therapists often make (I learned this the hard way) is that when the victim confides in them, they exhort her to protect herself and leave. Often, however, she is not yet ready to do that, because she is still feeling trapped. Then the next time he hurts her, she is less likely to confide in her support group because she feels ashamed that she has ignored their advice.

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