How can you stop your husband's abuse?
March 17, 2007 8:38am CST
Patricia Evans in her book, The Verbally Abusive Relationship" has some ideas to do this. However, in my short experience, it seems better for the couple to separate while they are undergoing counseling to attempt to build better behaviors. The important thing is that BOTH partners have to agree to work on this, since it will take both to amend the co-dependent and abuser behavior. If the abuser does not complete the required actions (admitting the abuse, getting help and taking positive action), then that is a deal breaker to the relationship. It will not work with just the one partner reminding the abuser to stop unless there is a clear awareness between the both of them to change the relationship. Apologies, justification and manipulation by the abuser are all too likely.How can you stop your husband's abuse?