My daughters husband is abusive to my daughter. He tries to keep her away from her side of her family. Any advise on how to handle it?


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Regina - posted on 10/21/2012




Thank you for your advise. It is very hard to see him treat her so badly. She does not want me to say anything to him. For my own sanity, I try to stay away when he is around. Of course, that is exactly what he wants. He does not want her to be around any of her friends or family.

Anaquita - posted on 10/21/2012




Don't lose contact with her if you can help it. Let her know you are there for her, no matter what. So that if the time hopefully comes that she's ready to leave him, she has a support system in place. As much as it hurts you can't make her leave him. You can however do what you can to make sure she knows she doesn't deserve the abuse and she has you to fall back on when she can dig herself out. Easier said than done but.... yeah. Also perhaps let her know of resources to help, discreetly.

Keep in mind the most dangerous time to leave an abuser is... well leaving.

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