Questions For The THRIVE Team
Women that are being abused are usually hesitant to ever label the way they are being treated as “abuse.” There is so much shame in abuse. Your friend truly isn’t able to think clearly any more even though she may be educated and otherwise highly capable. She DOES need you to offer to help. Repeatedly. Without judgment. As many times as it takes.
She is likely staying and enduring the abuse because she is afraid and can see no possible way out. She may need help making an advance plan, she may need money, a place to stay, help getting counseling and legal assistance. Most women leave abusive situations several times before leaving permanently. The time to offer help is now.