Run with Patience

Dialoguing with an abuser takes care and knowledge.  It’s a difficult, narrow path and is not always effective.  But for those of you who must deal with an abuser, there are some things you can do to make things better for you.  Most of this information is for dealing with emotional and or verbal abusers.  Please remember that the best way to deal with a physical or sexual abuser is to get away from this person and, when appropriate, notify the authorities.

The first thing to remember is that sometimes it’s better to choose to do nothing at first.  What I mean by that is that you don’t have to make a decision about how to respond to the abuser the moment a demand is made.  I know this sounds easy, but if you’ve ever faced an abuser you will know how difficult this can be.  Use time buying statements…

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