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In an abusive relationship but don't know where to turn?


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Asked by booklover545 at 6:34 PM on Jan. 8, 2013 in Relationships

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  • Still, it's a message that needs to be put out there.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:58 PM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • Great advice, but it often isn't that easy. There is a lot of emotional abuse that goes on as well and it often takes a lot of time for someone to break through the guilt and worthlessness to be able to take this step.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:44 PM on Jan. 8, 2013

  • layh41407 That is true but you must see the constant posts about my husband/SO does this or that abusive thing many of these women feel they have no where to turn. Calling a hotline can provide support and much needed option. A woman who is abused leaves the abuser an average of 7 times before she stays away for good.

    Comment by booklover545 (original poster) at 3:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2013