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Apr 07, 2008
Types of emotional abuse include "Isolation"
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Linda, I will point you toward my types of emotional abuse page, because much of what you'll find there applies to your sister in the domestic violence situation she is now living in. Outside of the realm of this website and my expertise in the area of child abuse and its effects, I would say, yes, you have every reason to be concerned.

One statistic I will pass along: The average number of times a woman will leave her abusive husband before she leaves him for good is 35.

You cannot live your sister's life for her. You can only be a support for her, but only if and when she is ready for you to be that support.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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