Finding Courage to Leave an Emotionally and Verbally Abusive Partner

A young man who we’ll call ‘Ryan’ recently shared his struggle with leaving his emotionally and verbally abusive girlfriend. 

Stuck in an Abusive Relationship

“I am never enough for her and she is always complaining and degrading me. She constantly belittles me and calls me words I can’t describe.”

Holding onto a Fantasy

Despite of the way his girlfriend treats him, Ryan finds it impossible to leave.  

Difficulty Finding Courage

“I have never been in a situation like this before, and no matter what I do, I cant find the courage to leave her. I always go back to her,” Ryan lamented.  

Staying For The Possibility

Others shared their advice for Ryan. One person said, “It’s very common for abuse victims to have difficulty leaving, and for it to take several attempts for it to stick.  

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