I have an employee we will call Mark. His wife, Tonya is in the store alot. I like her but have had a sense of her being a very unhappy person. She works at the animal shelter, but, come to find out from the shelter director/ACO and her opening up to me a week or so ago, he is very, verbally abusive and controlling over her. and by very abusive, from what I am hearing and the ACO is confirming as he had been fishng friends with him. He has caused her so many problems at her job and now I learn he has cost her every job he has ever had.
Well there is alot of bullshit that I am learning he has done to her, that is too much to go into, but detroying her things, stalking her when she has left him, before, until she gives in, in hopelessness and goes back.
I have kept all this in confidence, but now she wants to leave again. She has virtually no self esteem and is scared of him. I have offered to let her stay with us, my son says he will take her to work, I am now trying to push him to quit. She is afraid he will cause me problems, which would be a mistake on his part, but how can I get her to take the step that she wants to take and get it through to her that all of us are willing to protect her? My husband, son, the ACO from the shelter will get a court order to keep him away from the shelter.
What do I need to do to get her the courage to leave?