She Has a Book…

“…(but it is) a process, rather than a single incident, and yet our entire criminal justice system is set up to address incidents, not processes.”

Instead, Michelle saw what so many other women before her had seen: that an abuser appears more powerful than the system.

The variety of red flags…has seen before; the quick courtship, the isolation and control, the unemployment…the narcissism and lying and stalking.

The trifecta (of the abuser) is cyclical: minimizing, rationalizing, blaming.

The men (in abuser recover groups) excused and contextualized the bad behaviors of their fathers, while demonizing their mothers.



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