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The Freedom To Stay: Rethinking Pathological Relationships. | Rebelle Society
In my direct personal experience, abuse of any sort is cyclical. Via forces of both nature and nurture (or the lack thereof), it gets passed from one generation to the next. Abruptly turning one's back upon it can be a necessary self-protective measure. However, the systematic adoption of this stance can become its own form of trauma, robbing families of authentic opportunities for healing wounds generations deep.