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Abusers can be divided into two groups, those who still can stop the abuse and those who will never stop abusing. You seem to be missing psychopathy in your article. The points you underline in this article do not apply to serious situations of abuse (which abuse situations are not serous?) . They apply to regular Joe or Ann who lost his temper and became abusive out of his her character.
In my opinion victim does not need to feel like a proverbial victim if he or she knows exactly what has happened to her or him. Education in abusive techniques would be extremely beneficial. Eventually this is what the abuse is all about - use of certain techniques in order to obtain a victim like state of mind.
If these occur, there’s still time to change, but the window is closing.
It takes will and practice to overcome the adrenaline addiction.
The right metaphors lead to growth and healing, the wrong ones keep us stuck.
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