People sometimes find that abusive relationships seem to creep up on them.
What starts out as a friendly relationship begins to turn sour with various arguments or disagreements escalating, perhaps into violent outbursts.
Sometimes people leave one abusive relationship only to find themselves falling into another abusive relationship without meaning to.
Unfortunately, this pattern can continue for many years. Quite often each ‘failed’ relationship acts as a reinforcement that shows they are not deserving of a good relationship or possibly that they are doing something wrong each time and as such, justifies the abuse.
If you’re in an abusive relationship, brief and focused therapy can help you by allowing you to cut the ties that bind you to the pattern of abusive relationships so that you can take back your right to choose how to live your life, free from abuse.