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Listen: How To Support Someone You Care About Who Is In An Abusive Relationship (Podcast) - HOLAAfrica!

Listen: How To Support Someone You Care About Who Is In An Abusive Relationship (Podcast)

Queering The Cloak, abuse, intimate partner violence, HOLAAfrica

A few of us have been here before, either in abusive relationships or as friends bearing witness to our closest people enduring abusive relationships. Or we’ve experienced both. Either way, it is an emotionally challenging space to be in.
If you’re a friend or loved one to someone in an abusive relationship, you may feel like you want to do something or want to support them but don’t know where to start. As HOLAA! we thought we’d put together a list of some important things that you can do.

Here is the written post.

Below is the podcast.

Hugs and Kisses,


Here is an article 11 Signs You Are being Gaslight in a relationship and another 10 things the author learned from someone using gaslighting as an abuse tacticFor more on supporting people here is a piece on supporting someone in abusive relationship and also a piece where the woman says At least she didn’t hit me”. There is also a piece by a woman who writes a letter to her ex abuser’s new girlfriend. There is also this piece that gives some advice 6 ways to support a survivor of woman on woman sexual violence.

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