"Why don't they just leave?"
This may be a question that you have asked yourself when faced with the sad and fearful situation of a man or woman in a relationship plagued with physical, emotional, verbal, or psychological abuse. You may know someone in a domestic violence relationship or you may have seen media representations in television, movies, or even the news. Either way, for many it can be difficult to understand just why a person would stay in such a destructive relationship. Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her story of finding herself trapped for a time in such a relationship. She breaks down the stereotypes of the type of person thought to succumb to a violent, controlling relationship and explains what it can be like when a person's whole world is manipulated. She provides compelling insight on the domestic violence victim and abuser, and what it can be like when a person is able to leave.
The quickest way from point A to point B is action.
While more and more people are opening up to the notion that mental health is incredibly important to a happy, healthy, and satisfying life...just as much as physical health...many people still have reservations about what happens in the therapy room. Below is a link to an article titled "10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Therapy" by Megan Hale that concisely points out what happens in therapy and also what goes through a therapist's mind during the session. A quick read, but valuable for those still unsure about taking the first step into therapy.
A healthier, happier you.