Stirring TED talk by Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Crazy Love, on why domestic violence victims don’t leave and the psychological trap disguised as love that keeps the vicious cycle going.
This woman nailed every single phase of domestic violence. I’d never heard it laid out step by step before, but found myself recognizing every one from my own past experience. Like her, I was able to get out. And like her, I am so grateful that I too will never again experience physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a man who says he loves me. Because this time I am actually loved. This time, I got it right.
I only hope that my own experience with domestic violence will allow me to help women going through the same thing that I did. I can’t believe that this happened to me for no reason. There must be someone in my future who will need my help. When the time comes, I hope I am able to help her break free. Because NO ONE deserves to be abused in any way. NO ONE.
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