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Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

It is common for partners to stay in a relationship even after things turn toxic. One area where this is particularly true is when people decide to stay in a relationship despite it being verbally abusive. Two articles highlight these challenges particularly well; The first written by Peg Streep is a fascinating piece on abusive relationships, while the second by Chareessa Chee, Licensed Professional Counselor, explores why people choose to stay in a relationship despite the abuse.


https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/tech-support/202208/5-reasons-people-may-stay-in-verbally-abusive-relationships


https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/Why-People-Stay-in-Toxic-Relationships


We hope you find these articles beneficial and as always, if you have any concerns or mental health challenges, please reach out to us here at NTC for a free consultation.


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