Dr. Turndorf, I really need your help.
I've been in a relationship with a woman for almost a year now who has been in abusive relationship (physical/ emotional) in the past. I really love her and want this relationship to work out.
She has a child with one of the of the abusers. She doesn't quite know how to pull away from him. He's using the child as the bait to continue his control.
I did some research for her in the past and she recognized the symptoms/patterns. She changes her ways after recognizing the problem but shortly goes back to her old self again. Her putting up with the abuser.
Please, help. . . I just don't know what to do anymore. How can I help her out without her being defensive?