Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I've lived with an abuser most of my first marriage - I'm aware of what happens and how they really are.
So have I, and so am I. It's more common than people think. Much more.
My mother-in-law has worked with abused women and children for over 30 years (for our state government - the Department of Communities and the Department for Child Protection), and in her vast experience has noted that a very great deal of abusers not only benefit from counselling, but are actually able to save and maintain their relationships as a result. One of my best friends, who is a social worker, agrees. So I guess there are many schools of thought on that particular topic.