“But why didn’t you just walk away from the relationship?” That’s a question domestic violence survivors often hear. But as those who have been in abusive relationships know, it’s really not that easy. These questions can stem from ignorance and can contribute in gaslighting a person’s lived experiences.
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, trauma therapist Dr. Rana Tayara joined us in the recent edition of Re:Set Dialogues to talk about how abuse manifests in a person’s life. Watch her advice on what you can do if you suspect a loved one is an abuser or is being abused and how to create a safe environment for survivors and let difficult conversations unfold.
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