9. Difficult Interventions: Helping a Loved One Who Is In An Abusive Relationship
We have all had an experience with a loved one or a friend who has been involved in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, which you desperately wanted them to get out of. Maybe you have been in a toxic relationship yourself. It is very difficult to observe your loved one get hurt or taken advantage of. You give advice and try to help that person in every way possible so that they can get out of the relationship safely; only you are crushed by them staying in the abusive relationship! While your intentions were good, you can start to feel consumed with feelings about a relationship which you are not directly involved in. This episode offers tips and suggestions on how to best support your loved one who is struggling with their abusive relationship without becoming overly invested in the outcome and maintaining healthy boundaries as a support system.